Dallas Goedert may truly be en-route to a breakout season as he enters his third year in the league. The football world knows the talent and potential the young tight end has but we have yet to see him truly blow up. There are so many factors as to why this hasn’t happened yet, but the most prominent may no longer be an issue.
Speed on the Eagles offense was truly non-existent last season due to the injury of DeSean Jackson. With wide receivers struggling across the board, we were left with a sample-sized serving of a potentially world-class tight end. With a healthy DeSean Jackson returning next season alongside the newly acquired Marquise Goodwin, and rookie Jalen Reagor, the field can truly open up for the young tight end
Not to mention, since 2018, Goedert ranks fifth among qualifying tight ends in overall grade. He’s even ahead of his counterpart Zach Ertz. The part of Goedert’s game that truly sets him apart from Ertz is his elite blocking skills. While we know what Ertz can bring to the offense, Goedert has somehow flown subtly under the radar.
Even with the lack of support around him, Goedert was able to haul in over 50 receptions for 607 yards and 5 touchdowns. When Ertz missed time due to injury in the latter stages of 2019, Goedert rose up to show that he can carry the load if needed. It’s something he hasn’t really been asked to do before, but a 91-yard outing against the Cowboys was a positive sign that he can take care of business.
All this without hitting his stride in the Eagles offensive game-plan. Let’s not forget his blocking prowess either. Goedert’s PFF blocking grade was identical to his receiving one. It’s rare for a tight end to be prolific in both facets of the game, but the South Dakota State product exactly that.
Goedert has a huge chance to make an impact on this offense this season as the Eagles look to have a rebound season in hopes of a Super Bowl appearance. With the offense zeroing in on using 12 personnel as the template of their offense, the ceiling seems to be non-existent for a player of Goedert’s potential.
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