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Countdown To The Draft: 93 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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In 1987, the Eagles selected linebacker Byron Evans out of Arizona with the 93rd overall pick.

Evans would play his entire eight-year career with the Eagles, patrolling the middle of the field from 1987-94. Evans played in 113 games in total for the Eagles, racking up 13 career interceptions to go along with four forced fumbles. Evans' five interceptions in 1992 are tied for the fifth-most picks by a non-defensive back in franchise history. 

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First Player To Wear 93: DE Tom Strauthers (1983)

Most Recent Eagle To Wear 93: DE Brandon Bair (2014- present)

Jevon Kearse

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There are certain cases over the course of sports history when a player's nickname is just so perfect that it can't help but stick.

Case in point- The Freak.

Prior to joining the Eagles in 2004, Kearse had posted five monstrous seasons with the Tennessee Titans, which included 36.0 sacks in his first three NFL seasons. In the 2004 offseason, the Eagles identified Kearse as a missing piece that would put them over the hump and into the Super Bowl, and that's exactly what Kearse accomplished in his first season in Philadelphia. During the Eagles' run to the Super Bowl in 2004, Kearse racked up 7.5 sacks and proved to be a force along the defensive line.

The University of Florida product when on to play four seasons in midnight green, racking up 22.0 sacks and forcing two fumbles. Kearse returned to the Titans in 2007 and played three more seasons in the NFL, but Eagles fans will always remember what he helped the team accomplish in that special 2004 season.  

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