The Philadelphia Eagles are excited to hear that their second-year tight end Dallas Goedert is feeling much more confident going into Year Two.
The Philadelphia Eagles didn’t exactly need to draft a tight end so high last year. Despite losing Trey Burton to the Free Agency market, and getting rid of Brent Celek’s contract, the Birds could’ve found some cheaper replacements to play behind Zach Ertz. The Eagles did end up finding an affordable alternative, but with the cost of an expensive asset, which valued as a second-round pick.
Nobody hated the selection of Dallas Goedert in 2018, but it was sort of a puzzling pick. However, nobody was about to doubt Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas. Good thing they didn’t, because Goedert sure put on a show during his rookie season. While the rookie tight end was a bit inconsistent, he still managed to show out at times, which wasn’t easy to do considering that Ertz was in front of him breaking records.
The Eagles enjoyed the luxury of using two tight ends in 2017, so Goedert gave them the comfort to do so in 2018 as well. And since it all worked out reasonably well, we can expect to see an even heavier dose of the Ertz-Goedert connection in 2018. While Ertz will remain the primary target for Carson Wentz when it comes to the tight end position, Goedert is sure to get his fair share of usage next season as he feels he’s improved every aspect of his game during the offseason.
Goedert is ready to put on a memorable performance
"“I’m in a different place than I was a year ago. I feel like I’ve improved in every area. I worked hard at it. I think in this game you’re never a finished product, so there is always work to do. I like that part of it a lot.”"
Last year, the Eagles rookie caught 33 passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns. However, his production in the passing game was just a sample of what Goedert had to offer. At times, Eagles fans would be shocked to see a non-lineman in midnight green put on such a good block against notable pass rushers.
Come to find out, Goedert was the guy laying some beautiful blocks on defenders. While Ertz has improved that part of his game, it seems as though Goedert has already surpassed him in that area, which is sure to get him more snaps next year.
The Eagles have tons of weapons for Carson Wentz in 2019. But they also needed a fair amount of protection for the often injured franchise passer as well. Fortunately, Goedert is a young player who offers a lot both in the passing game, and the blocking game. His rookie year was just a small sample of what he can do. His Sophomore season will prove to the Eagles that they made a stellar selection during the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.