Dallas Goedert considered to be the top rookie TE in NFL so far
Philadelphia Eagles rookie tight end Dallas Goedert has a fan in PFF.
For the Philadelphia Eagles, there isn’t a whole lot to be excited about right now. As the losses keep creeping up, and the injuries keep piling on, it’s very hard to be optimistic with this team after the way they steamrolled through opponents in 2017. This time around, things are very different. But if there is one thing to be excited about, there are select rookies who have done a stellar job this year, starting with their highest draft pick, Dallas Goedert.
The Eagles had a first-round pick last spring that they decided to sell to the Baltimore Ravens during the last minutes of the first-round. They acquired additional picks, which included a mid-second-round pick. While everybody assumed they would draft a running back, the Eagles had their eyes on a particular tight end, named Dallas Goedert.
We all know the story, Philly jumped Dallas to draft Dallas, and the rest is history. The Goedert hype lasted all throughout the offseason as the Philly media claimed that Goedert was a touchdown machine in the red zone.
Although we’ve seen him reach paydirt a couple of times, many Eagles fans were still skeptical about Goedert as he seems to go missing at times. We can’t blame him though, because outsiders still believe that he is the best rookie tight end so far in 2018. According to Pro Football Focus, Goedert is right on track this season for rookie tight ends.
Goedert at the top?
It’s quite evident that nobody is all that surprised that Goedert has the potential to be the best tight end in the 2018 NFL Draft. But nobody was exactly sure of how he was doing through either. We’ve seen the Eagles shy away from using Goedert at times as they issued a heavy dose of Joshua Perkins to start the season. As time is going on though, it seems like the Eagles are getting comfortable with utilizing Goedert more, which is excellent!
Last week, Carson Wentz targeted Goedert five times, and he ended up with 43 yards and a touchdown. In the previous three games, Wentz targeted him only five times in all three games combined, for just 36 yards.
It’s clear that Wentz should look to target the rookie some more in the next coming weeks as he has been reliable when targeted. Plus, Zach Ertz could use a break sometimes as he is playing out of this world right now. So far, Goedert looks promising, but the Eagles need some more from their offensive weapons moving forward.