Philadelphia Eagles: Check out these sick Dallas Goedert highlights

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: The Philadelphia Eagles mascot attends the Super Bowl LII Pregame show at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: The Philadelphia Eagles mascot attends the Super Bowl LII Pregame show at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images) /

Ummm. Have you checked out any Dallas Goedert highlights yet? The Philadelphia Eagles new tight end can ball!

If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan and you hear anyone compare a rookie tight end to Zach Ertz, how can you not be interested? If that tight end somehow finds his way onto the Eagles’ roster, how can one go about the day without getting excited? Such is the case with Philly’s new tight end Dallas Goedert.

Typically, when you hear the term ‘he makes tough catches in traffic’ your mind immediately goes to some of the cool circus catches that you can remember. To the film junkie, the same term can be somewhat of a negative. ‘Tough catches in traffic’ also means he’s always covered and has trouble separating.

You be the judge for yourself. How do you feel when you look at this?

Video courtsey of Elite Sports Highlights’ official YouTube page

Wait. What’s the word on this guy again?

For those of you who didn’t watch the 2018 NFL Draft or don’t watch a ton of South Dakota State Jackrabbits football, let’s get you caught up on the Eagles new tight end. Here’s what said about Goedert in his draft profile’s bio.

"This South Dakota native has blossomed into a NFL-caliber receiving tight end during his time with the home-state Jackrabbits…. His combination of size, speed, agility, and reliable hands allowed him to rank him in the top 15 in the FCS with 92 receptions for 1,293 yards and 11 touchdowns — and made scouts stand up and notice. Goedert started 10 of 12 games played as a sophomore, catching 26 passes for 484 yards and three scores; he had a part in the team’s win over Kansas early on, catching two passes for 49 yards. He played in 14 games as a redshirt freshman in 2014, and lead the team’s tight ends with eight receptions for 100 yards."

Still not convinced?

Okay, highlights don’t tell you everything, but they do help. Maybe what’s needed is more evidence. Besides, it really paints a picture when you watch what this young man can do with the pads on.

Let’s check out another highlight reel. This one courtesy of Steel Logic’s official YouTube page.

Okay, let’s make the comparison again.

If you’re still stuck on the Zach Ertz comparisons, just check out some of what said about Ertz when he was the NFL prospect:

"Smooth athlete with good route quickness to create some separation and sneaky speed to get behind the defense…. Tough with the ball in his hands and isn’’t afraid to deliver hits, lowering his pads and finishing runs. Not afraid to get physical as a blocker and gives good effort in this area, always looking for someone to block downfield. Tracks the ball well and does a nice job adjusting his frame to make the tough catch, extending and plucking. Looks like he has glue on his hands with some of the catches he is able to make. Will not elude NFL defensive backs after the catch with pure quickness. Inconsistent in-line blocker, can get after his man but also loses the leverage battle and gets pushed back too easily."

Then, check out more of what they said on Goedert:

"Goedert is a very talented pass catching tight end with the ability to work all three levels of the field. His ball focus and ability to make the spectacular catch will make him the darling of fans and media throughout the draft process, but, he still has work to do. Goedert dominated a lower level of competition and will have to prove he can uncover and block against bigger, more explosive athletes as a pro. The size, speed and talent is there for him to succeed as a very good combo tight end if he works and plays with a little more urgency."

Okay, on to more highlights.

With all of that being said, let’s state the question one more time. Is Dallas Goedert, potentially, as good as Zach Ertz?

Video courtesy of SkyDesigns’ official YouTube page


We, at ITI, prefer the eyeball test. When, you get away from the analysis and put some pads on the kid, it simply looks like we’re potentially looking at the second coming of, well, Zach Ertz.

Only time will tell if the comparisons are accurate.