Eagles rookie Dallas Goedert shines in preseason debut
Philadelphia Eagles second-round pick Dallas Goedert shows a ton of promise in his NFL debut on Thursday.
The first game of the Philadelphia Eagles preseason is finally in the bag. Although the Eagles didn’t come away with the win, there are still a ton of positives to take away from the 31-14 loss at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night. The biggest positive takeaway from the preseason debut would have to be Eagles second-round pick, tight end Dallas Goedert putting on a show early on.
Since the beginning of OTAs, Goedert has been a hot topic around the Nova Care Complex. The 23-year-old tight end hailed from a small school in South Dakota, but the small town label wouldn’t stop the rookie from impressing his peers on the practice field. Over the last week or so, Goedert has garnered a ton of buzz around his name as he became a regular scorer in red zone situations at practice.
Well, the rookie had no problems flashing his skills on the game field. With veteran tight end Zach Ertz sitting this one out, Goedert kicked off the preseason as the starting tight end. He made the most of his opportunities early on and finished off the night with four catches for 66-yards and a touchdown thrown by Nate Sudfeld.
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The fact that Goedert was able to put up an impressive stat line with a third-string quarterback throwing to him should really speak volumes about what he brings to the table. Obviously, we won’t go overboard with expectations just yet as it is only one preseason game. But it is tough to hold back from imagining how dangerous Goedert and Ertz will be on the field with passes by their franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz.
Next week, the Eagles head to New England for a Super Bowl rematch with the Patriots. The status of Nick Foles is currently unknown, but it would be interesting to see Goedert catch passes from the defending Super Bowl MVP. Also, we would like to see that hyped-up two tight end formation that the Eagles have displayed in practice. Apparently, the combination of Goedert and Ertz has been lethal. Hopefully, the Eagles give the crowd at Gillette Stadium a little preview of what’s to come for opposing defenses this season.