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Countdown To The Draft: 3 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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Statistically, the third quarter was the Eagles' best of the season, outscoring opponents 128-84 in the first 15 minutes of game action after the half. The +44 scoring differential was easy the Eagles' best of any quarter and went a long way in helping them become one of the better second-half teams in the NFL.

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First Eagle To Wear No. 3: B Roger "Red" Kirkman (1933-35)

Current Eagle To Wear No. 3: QB Mark Sanchez (2014- present)

MARK SANCHEZ

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On Wednesday, the Eagles agreed to terms on a new contract with QB Mark Sanchez. Take a look at some of his top moments from 2014 ...

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Since Chip Kelly was hired as the Eagles head coach following the 2012 season, he's said again and again that it's important to have two good quarterbacks in the NFL. With that thought in mind, Kelly and the Eagles signed Mark Sanchez to a one-year contract prior to the 2014 season to serve as the team's backup quarterback.

Sanchez looked smooth and comfortable leading the Eagles offense in the preseason, and when starter Nick Foles went down with a shoulder injury against Houston in Week 9, it was up to Sanchez to lead the way, and that's exactly what the veteran was able to do.

After a couple of embattled years with the New York Jets, Sanchez thrived in the Eagles' high-tempo attack, posting a personal and franchise best 64% completion percentage while leading the Eagles to five wins in their final nine games. With key victories over playoff teams like Dallas and Carolina, Sanchez proved himself to be one of the top backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and as a result, earned a new two-year contract with the Eagles following the 2014 season.

While Sanchez proved valuable on the field, he was just as valuable to the organization off of the field. The Eagles hold a Community Monday event each Monday during the season to give back to the local community, and Sanchez attended just about every such event. He's made giving back to the community a big part of his time in Philadelphia. 

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