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Countdown To The Draft: 36 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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Brandon Boykin recorded 36 total tackles in 2014.

The Boy-king built upon an extremely impressive 2013 season with another consistent campaign in 2014. In his three seasons in the NFL, Boykin has evolved into one of the top nickel cornerbacks in the game, and now as he enters his fourth year, the question is whether or not he'll make the move outside. Only time will tell.

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First Eagle To Wear No. 36: E Ed Manske (1935-36)

Last Eagle To Wear No. 36: Brian Westbrook (2002-2009)

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The next player on our Countdown propelled the Eagles to success by leading them down Route 36 West.

A third-round pick out of Villanova, Brian Westbrook's Eagles career began as a return specialist for the Eagles, which resulted in his most memorable play as a professional. Westbrook catapulted his career with the game-winning punt return against the Giants in 2003. After a 2-4 start, Westbrook's 84-yard punt return with just 1:16 remaining sparked a nine-game win streak which helped the Eagles earn a third-straight division title and the No. 1 seed for the postseason.

From that point on, Westbrook became one of the most popular players in Eagles history. He was adored by fans not just because of his highlight reel running plays, but also for his ability to protect the quarterback and catch passes out of the backfield.

The team's featured back during their run to the NFC Championship games in 2004 and 2008, Westbrook left the Eagles after the 2009 season as the franchise's all-time leader in yards per scrimmage (9,785). He currently ranks third in team history in rushing yards with 5,995 and third in career receptions with 426. 

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