The clock is ticking, Eagles fans.
On April 30th, 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's continue the countdown…
The Eagles hold the 20th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The last time the Eagles picked 20th was in 1982, when they selected wide receiver Mike Quick out of North Carolina State.
First Eagle To Wear No. 20: C John Lipski (1933-34)
Last Eagle To Wear No. 20: S Brian Dawkins (1996-2008)
Weapon X. The Wolverine. The Greatest Eagles Safety To Ever Suit Up.
Whatever you want to call him, there's no denying that Brian Dawkins took Philadelphia by storm during his 13 seasons in Eagles green. Drafted out of Clemson in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft, Dawkins quickly became the face of the Eagles defense, even though it was almost impossible to see his face beneath his visor. Dawkins played with a tenacity that endeared him to the Philadelphia fans, perhaps more so than any athlete to ever play in this city. He was a no-nonsense, tough-minded, and hard-hitting safety that made his impact felt each and every game.
Dawkins started 182 games for the Eagles and was selected to seven Pro Bowls. He recorded 34 interceptions during his Eagles career, which ties a franchise mark.
A member of the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000s and one of just five players to record 20 career sacks and 30 career interceptions, Dawkins had his Eagles jersey retired in 2013 and just last week he was voted by the fans as the winner of our Bird Bracket.