Vick is Fourth First for Birds

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Michael Vick will return to Atlanta to play the Falcons for the first time as the Eagles' starting quarterback. (John Amis/AP)

Michael Vick, who on Sunday will face the team that chose him No. 1 in the 2001 draft, is just the fourth overall NFL top pick to ever play for the Eagles. They have also had two AFL No. 1 picks play for them, and actually made the first two overall selections in the draft's history, but neither ever played a down for them.

Below are players the Eagles drafted with the first overall pick and NFL/AFL first overall picks that played for the Eagles.

Noteworthy: Eagles traded rights to both Berwanger (1933) and Francis (1937) to the Bears after the draft ... Gabriel, the first pick in the 1962 AFL draft, was chosen second overall in the NFL draft by the Rams ... Concannon, the top pick in the 1964 AFL draft, was selected in the second round (16th overall) by the Eagles in the NFL version.

Year (Lg.) Player Pos. College Drafted By  Eagles GP
1936 (NFL)  Jay Berwanger HB Chicago Eagles 0
1937 (NFL) Sam Francis FB Nebraska Eagles 0
1949 (NFL) Chuck Bednarik C/LB  Penn Eagles 1949-62  169 
1958 (NFL) King Hill QB Rice Cardinals 1961-68 71
1962 (AFL) Roman Gabriel QB N. Carolina St. Raiders 1974-77 53
1964 (AFL) Jack Concannon  QB Boston College  Patriots 1964-66 18
1984 (NFL) Irving Fryar WR Nebraska Patriots 1996-98 48
2001 (NFL) Michael Vick QB Virginia Tech Falcons 2009-11 25

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