The Eagles added some exciting new pieces to their roster in what was a rollercoaster NFL Draft, but perhaps none more so than South Dakota State TE, Dallas Goedert. How will he fit into Pederson’s offense? Let’s take a look…
Not only did this 6’5 tight end post back-to-back 1,000 yard season’s, but he also tallied a total of 13 100-yard receiving games during that span. The man is a complete monster and if the Eagles are looking for a tight end to hang their hat on alongside Zach Ertz, they needn’t look any further.
“I think I was pretty good.” Goedert said during his introductory press conference. “Just comparing numbers out of all tight ends in this draft class, I had the highest yards after catch. I think I compare to Travis Kelce a lot in that way, with what he does with the ball in his hands. So I think I’ll be able to make people miss and gain a lot of yards after the catch.”
Goedert’s route-running is simply exceptional and he launches off the line with tremendous burst. Soft hands and an impressive pro-day round out a skillset that is only lacking blocking fundamentals. In fact, if Goedert was a capable blocker at the next level too, he’d be a bonafide top-10 pick.
What the Eagles are losing in Trey Burton, they’d be getting back in a slightly bigger prospect who can move just as fluently through the route tree and is arguably even more athletic.
Development has also been a big focus at the position for Philadelphia, just ask Trey Burton himself, who went from an undrafted free agent to star of the Philly Special. Zach Ertz now takes over from Celek’s old leadership role, but that’s also something that excited the dominant athlete.
“I see us working really well together.” He said. “Obviously he’s a great player, I’ve watched a lot of his film and learned a lot from him already. Being in the same room with him is kind of a dream come true. I’m going to learn tremendous amounts from him and what he does on the field. I think we’ll complement each other really well.”
The sky is high for the Eagles’ second-round pick, but maybe even higher for the offense now that he’s included in it.
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