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 ran the football 474 times in 2014, good for 1992 yards (a 4.2 yards per carry average). With the recent additions of DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, it's safe to say that the Eagles will once again feature an outstanding running attack in 2015.
First Eagle To Wear 47: HB Michael "Nick" Basca (1941)
Current Eagle Wearing No. 47: TE Trey Burton (2014-present)
TE Trey Burton
Trey Burton was an all-state quarterback in high-school, but when he got to the University of Florida, he found himself sitting on the bench. This didn't sit well for his head coach Urban Meyer, who turned Burton into a 'Swiss Army Knife" player. Burton played running back, full back, tight end, and receiver. You name it, he did.
Despite that versatility, Burton's name wasn't called on Draft day, but as soon as he became an NFL free agent, the Eagles swooped in and picked up the versatile tight end. Burton played just six offensive snaps his rookie season, but that didn't stop him from having an impactful rookie season.
Burton was a special teams standout in 2014. He blocked a punt against San Francisco in Week 4 that was recovered for a touchdown, and then recovered a blocked punt against the Giants in the regular season finale and sprinted 27 yards for a touchdown.
With the release of his mentor James Casey, Burton could be poised to have a much larger role on offense in 2015.