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Countdown To The Draft: 100 Days

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The clock is ticking, Eagles fans.

On April 30, the NFL Draft will kick off from Chicago, as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the latest class of NFL talent. To make sure that you're all set for when the Eagles are on the clock for the first time, we're counting down each day with look at each number from 100-1 and the significance that the number holds in Eagles history.

Without further ado, let the countdown begin …

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During the 2014 season, LeSean McCoy passed Wilbert Montgomery as the franchise's all-time leading rusher (McCoy currently stands at 6,792 career rushing yards), but there is at least one rushing category in which Montgomery remains atop the pack. Montgomery holds the franchise record with 26 career games with 100 rushing yards. McCoy is currently second with 23 such games, but if McCoy keeps up his pace from the last two seasons (11 100-yard performances since the start of 2013), he will soon find himself with another Eagles rushing record under his belt.

Now that LeSean McCoy stands alone as the Eagles all-time leading rusher, here's a look back at his top ten rushing performances in midnight green ...

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Since the Eagles have never had a player wear number 100, let's instead look at the draft significance of the number.

The Eagles have never held the 100th overall pick in any draft since the NFL Draft's inception in 1936; however, they have held the 101st pick four times.

The most recent 101st overall pick by the Eagles? Jaylen Watkins just last year. The Eagles possessed the first pick of the third day of the draft and after contemplating overnight about who the best pick would be, Watkins ultimately got the call. Known in college for his versatility as a secondary player, Watkins arrived in Philadelphia with the ability to play inside or outside as a cornerback while also possessing the skills needed to play safety. The Eagles spent much of 2014 evaluating where Watkins fits best in their defensive scheme, and the rookie saw a most of his snaps come on special teams. Though he didn't see an overwhelming amount of game action as a defender in 2014, the future remains bright for the former Florida Gator.

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The other player selected by the Eagles with the 101st picks were end Roy Lester in 1959, guard Maurice Nipp in 1952, and back John Patrick in 1941.

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