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Countdown To The Draft: 92 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 …


In the Eagles' Week 12 win over the Tennessee Titans, the team's trio of tight ends, Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, and James Casey, combined for 92 receiving yards. The three caught a combined 10 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown courtesy of Casey, his second of the season.

The touchdown was Casey's only catch of the afternoon, and it gave the Eagles a comfortable 34-17 lead just 3:33 into the second half. It was the first score after halftime, and essentially put the contest out of reach. The three-man group of tight ends finished the season with a combined 83 catches for 1,101 yards.


First player to wear No. 92: DE Smiley Creswell (1985)

Last Player to wear No. 92: DE Reggie White (1986-1992)

Reggie White

A whole generation of Eagles fans knows Reggie White just by his first name- just Reggie, just the best, most dominant defender they ever watched. Reggie was one of those rare players who doesn't just live up to the myth, but eclipses it. In his eight seasons with the Eagles, Reggie picked up 124 sacks, never going a season without recording at least 11. He led the league in sacks in back-to-back years, compiling 39 sacks in 28 games during those two seasons.

In his most impressive display of dominance over every offensive line in the league, Reggie sacked opposing quarterbacks 21 times in just 12 games in 1987, a season shortened by a players strike. That number sits 1.5 sacks short of the NFL single-season record of 22.5 sacks set by Michael Strahan in 2001, but the best season in history in terms of sacks still undoubtedly belongs to Reggie.

Reggie finished his 15-year career with 198 sacks, the second-most in NFL history, two behind Bruce Smith. Smith played 47 more games than Reggie; he was an exceptional defensive end in his own right, but Reggie will always be the king, to Eagles fans and to those who understand what he brought every time he hit the field.

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