Goedert Goes the Eagles

The 6-foot-5, 256-pound Goedert played four seasons at South Dakota State and is known for his pass-catching ability. Dallas Goedert caught 72 passes for 1,111 yards last season and had 198 catches for 2,988 yards and 21 touchdowns in his career.

"Hey Dallas, the last time you were in the Super Bowl, these draft picks weren't born", Akers bellowed amid deafening boos from Cowboys fans.

"I think we can utilize him much the same way we did the past two years with Trey Burton having him on the field with Zach".

"That was definitely something that was in the back of my head when Jason retired", Goedert said, "that they need a tight end to fill his spot".

Goedert shares the same agency with Carson Wentz, who went to North Dakota State.

Probably the most important thing about Zierlein's scouting report on Goedert is that his pro comp for the tight end is Eagles' TE Zach Ertz.

General manager John Dorsey has already selected two players who were walk-ons in college and it seems all of this year's picks so far have overcome long odds to make it to the pros.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Goedert, like numerous best receiving tight ends in the National Football League over the last decade, has a basketball pedigree. The roster now lacks a traditional in-line blocking tight end, but the Eagles will have the ability to move their TEs just about anywhere in the formation and present looks that will be hard to handle.

"Beating man coverage is a lot like driving to the hole, doing a crossover to get by somebody", Goedert said.

If Sweat can make that step forward with a healthy knee, then the Eagles will have made a successful third-day pick.

The team still has another pick in the sixth round (No. 206) and one in the seventh (No. 250).

"It's a unique position because there's run and pass involved", Pederson said. "He's been around the building talking to us about him a little bit".

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