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Countdown To The Draft: 42 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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On the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Eagles traded picks 54 and 122 in order to move up to the 42nd overall pick, which they used on wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

The SEC's all-time leading receiver, Matthews had a stellar rookie season with the Eagles, catching 67 passes for 872 yards and eight touchdowns. Mathews mastered the slot receiver position in 2014, but with the departure of Jeremy Maclin, perhaps fans will see him lineup on the outside in 2015.

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First Eagle To Wear No. 42: FB Swede Hanson (1933-37)

Current Eagle Wearing No. 42: S Chris Maragos (2014- present)

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When the Eagles added Chris Maragos on the second day of free agency during the 2014 offseason, the move didn't receiver much national attention. Maragos, a special teams ace and Super Bowl winner with Seattle, wasn't a flashy name, but he came to the Eagles and helped fill an area of need right away. Maragos stepped in and became a major contributor on an Eagles special teams unit that was widely considered the top special teams group in the NFL.

A former walk-on at the University of Wisconsin, Maragos has worked his way into become a leader on special teams and a role model in the locker room. His most memorable moment from his first season with the Eagles came in Week 6, when James Casey blocked the St. Louis punt and Maragos scooped it and scored. 

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