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Countdown To The Draft: 88 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 …


Rookie kicker Cody Parkey knocked down 88.9 percent of his field goal attempts this season, tying an Eagles franchise record for field goal accuracy in a single season. Alex Henery set the same mark in 2011, though Parkey attempted nine more field goals this season.

Parkey's career 88.9 percent mark is also the highest mark of any kicker in Eagles history with more than 30 field goal attempts. Parkey's prolific season, which included setting a single-season franchise points record and single-season NFL rookie points record with 150 points, saw him voted to the Pro Bowl as an alternate in his first year in the league. Parkey ended up playing in the Pro Bowl, kicking two extra points.


First Eagle To Wear No. 88: E Herschel Ramsey (1938-40, 1945)

Eagle Currently Wearing No. 88: WR Jeff Maehl (2013-present)

TE Keith Jackson



One of the most prolific tight ends in Eagles history, Jackson was selected 13th overall by the Eagles in the 1988 NFL Draft and quickly lived up to the first-round billing. His rookie season turned out to be the most productive year of his nine-year career as he caught 81 passes for 869 yards and six touchdowns to lead the team in all three categories. Jackson was voted to the Pro Bowl and named First-Team All-Pro after just 16 games in the NFL.

Jackson would play three more seasons in Philadelphia, each season hauling in more than 500 yards through the air. He was voted to the Pro Bowl and named All-Pro in the two seasons following his rookie campaign.

Then, in 1992, Jackson signed with the Miami Dolphins. He spent four productive, impressive years with the Eagles, racking up 2,756 yards and 20 touchdowns. His yards rank 23rd all-time among Eagles pass catches, and seventh among Eagles tight ends. Jackson's four years with the team were something special, a brief burst of mind-bending productivity from a young tight end.

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