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Countdown To The Draft: 52 Days


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' defensive line had a breakout 2014 season, and the full effect of the front three was felt in the Birds' Week 12 romp over the Titans, when they held Tennessee to just 52 rushing yards on the afternoon. The 52 rushing yards were the fewest the Eagles allowed all year long.

The Titans averaged over 125 yards rushing per game in their first five contests of the season, but against the Eagles their rushers were rendered useless against the likes of defensive end Fletcher Cox and defensive tackle Bennie Logan. The Eagles' defense held Tennessee running back Bishop Sankey to 37 yards on 10 carries, while the Titans as a team averaged 2.7 yards per carry on the afternoon.


First Eagle To Wear No. 52: C Ray Graves (1946)

Current Eagle Wearing No. 52: LB Brad Jones (2015-present)

C Vic Lindskog (1944-1951)

Center Vic Lindskog was a football lifer, and his professional career began in sunny Philadelphia. After the Montana native played college ball at Stanford University, he left the west for southeastern Pennsylvania when the Eagles took him in the second round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

In Lindskog's rookie season of 1944 he played in seven games, taking snaps at center on offense and linebacker on defense. He recorded an interception in each of his first four years in the NFL, scoring a 65-yard touchdown on his first career pick in 1944. In 1948 he played in all 12 games for the first time in his career and helped the Eagles win the NFL Championship, and was a memeber of the second NFL Championship team the next year as well.

In 1951 Lindskog was voted to his first career Pro Bowl and named First-Team All-Pro by the Associated Press, and he decided to go out on top, retiring after the 1951 season. He played in 78 career NFL games, all with the Eagles.

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