Dallas Goedert could be the Philadelphia Eagles TE1 moving into 2021.
In three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Goedert has flashed a rare blend of speed, athleticism, and blocking ability at the tight end position. Unfortunately for Goedert, the six-foot-five South Dakota State product has never been a full-time player as he has lived in the shadow of Eagles legend Zach Ertz.
In three seasons Goedert has only logged 56 percent of offensive snaps and, yet, has amassed 137 receptions for 1,465 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. The numbers aren’t flashy due to a tight end rotation, but Goedert’s style of play proves one day his number could skyrocket.
Athletically, Goedert is what the future of the tight end position looks like. He has incredible speed with the ability to make the contested catches. He can also block a defensive end. When Goedert gets the ball in his hands, he flashes George Kittle, Darren Waller, or Travis Kelce type traits.
In 2021 Goedert could finally get his chance to be the Eagles’ top weapon at tight end. Questions and whispers have begun to circulate regarding the uncertain future of the Ertz-Eagles marriage and following the 2020 season Ertz sat down with reporters for an exit presser that involved plenty of tears, reminiscing, and uncertainty.
Howie Roseman scored a star in Goedert even though his numbers do not prove it, yet. If Ertz exits stage left this offseason, look for Goedert to burst onto the national scene in 2021 as one of the league’s top tight ends.
Verdict: This selection warrants a B+. Goedert has the physical ability, but the numbers just aren’t there yet. Following the 2021 season, we could be talking about Goedert as Roseman’s best draft selection ever.