Eagles draft TE Dallas Goedert in second round

Rosalie Gross
April 29, 2018

The discussions fruitful, they were able to land Goedert, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound tight end out of South Dakota State with a highlight reel filled with one-handed grabs and long streaks down the sidelines.

Goedert's Senior Bowl week was cut short because of a hamstring injury, which kept him from running the 40-yard dash at the combine and his pro day.

The Eagles don't ask their tight ends to pass block much, but Goedert will be asked to carry his share of the load in the run game. "He's a guy we had our eye on".

"It's going to depth and competition to the position", coach Doug Pederson said. "Tremendous player. Tremendous asset to our offense". "Then he said something about "get ready" and then 'we've got some business to do.' And I said I'm excited and I can't wait to get out there and play with you". Exciting to have a player like this, a pick like this, that can add to our roster.

Goedert was a two-time Football Subdivision All-American. The 5-foot-9, 184-pounder is projected as a slot corner, which the Eagles now lack after losing Patrick Robinson to New Orleans in free agency. But was still an extremely productive pass rusher in college (24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks his last two years) and has an ideal size-athleticism combination. "Got hurt early but before he got hurt he showed a lot of promising traits".

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There is no reason why Goedert shouldn't see decent targets right out of the gate.

"Guys today are route runners that can block in-line, but [receiving] is their primary job, and this kid is one of those guys".

But when he faced the 13th-ranked TCU as a junior, he caught 5 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. How we block, how we use our tight end in schemes.

Peele said he patterns his game after National Football League tight ends Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz. "Zach will be a good mentor for him".

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