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Countdown To The Draft: 29 Days

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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…

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A pair of up-and-coming Eagles defenders each racked up 29 solo tackles in 2014. Brandon Boykin, coming off of a career 2013 season, chipped in with another consistent season in 2014, tallying 36 total tackles and one interception.

Another Brandon on the Eagles defense- Brandon Graham- finished with 43 total tackles (29 solo) and 5.5 sacks playing in a part-time role. Graham was rewarded with a new four-year contract earlier this offseason.

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First Eagle To Wear No. 29: E Dick Fencl (1933)

Current Eagle Wearing No. 29: RB DeMarco Murray (2015-present)

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When the Eagles traded LeSean McCoy to Buffalo in exchange for Kiko Alonso, the team was left with a hole at the running back position. Who could replace the team's all-time leading rusher? How about the reigning rushing champ?

For four years, Eagles fans have been on the wrong side of DeMarco Murray's excellent running ability. His hard-nosed, one-cut running style has made him a thorn in the side of NFC East opponents for a long time, and the NFC East will be see just as much of Murray this year. The Pro-Bowl running back traded in his star for a set of wings and will now look to push the Eagles from good to great.

Murray has totaled 4,526 rushing yards in his NFL career, averaging a stellar 4.8 yards per carry. His 2014 season numbers are career totals for some players, as he ran for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns to lead Dallas to an NFC East title. Now Murray teams up with Chip Kelly and the Eagles offense, and there's no telling how great the pairing can be.

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