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Countdown To The Draft: 23 Days


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 forced 23 fumbles as a team in 2014.

Eleven different Eagles forced at least one fumble, but it was Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry who led the way individually with 4 forced fumbles each. Mychal Kendricks and Trent Cole each forced three fumbles of their own.


First Eagle To Wear No. 23: T Paul Cuba (1933-35)

Current Eagle Wearing No. 23: CB Nolan Carroll II (2014-present)


In 1996, the Eagles signed cornerback Vincent away from the Miami Dolphins. Nearly 20 years later, Vincent's signing is remembered as one of the best in Eagles' history.

Playing in the same secondary as safety Brian Dawkins and cornerback Bobby Taylor, Vincent became an elite cornerback, capable of handling any receiver one-on-one. Vincent intercepted 28 passes as an Eagle, which ranks seventh in team history. He was also one half of a 104-yard interception return against the Cowboys in 1996. James Willis intercepted a pass 4 yards deep in the Eagles' end zone, ran it out 14 yards and then pitched the ball back to Vincent who went the remaining 90 yards for an Eagles touchdown.

A constant professional, Vincent was the president of the NFL Players Association from 2004-08 and is now the NFL's Executive Vice President of Football Operations.

"Troy Vincent brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to this leadership position," Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "He knows the game inside out from the locker room to the board room. He has done an exceptional job growing services to our players and former players, and he is ready and eager to lead our football operations group. Troy's passion for education, personal development, and innovation will bring a new vitality and vision to our football group."

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