Philadelphia Eagles star lands on 2021 NFL All-Underrated Team

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There are a lot of new pieces on this Philadelphia Eagles team as the franchise saw a major overhaul over the course of the past seven months. Guys like linebacker Eric Wilson, cornerback Steven Nelson, safety Anthony Harris, and defensive end Ryan Kerrigan are new. Philly brought a little old-school flavor back as well though also.

Even though we’re all getting used to a new coaching staff, some of the pieces are familiar. Fletcher Cox returns for a tenth NFL season. Brandon Graham is back for his 12th. There are also mainstays along the offensive line like Brandon Brooks, Jason Kelce, and Lane Johnson. They don’t get credit for this that often, but this Eagles team has a lot of talent on this roster.

It’s time to stop ignoring one Philadelphia Eagles star in particular.

Maybe a disappointing run through the 2020 season has something to do with the fact that we aren’t talking about every move the Birds make as often as we’re used to. Why else would signings like those that brought Nelson and Kerrigan to the nest fly under the radar?

One guy who hasn’t been ignored is tight end Zach Ertz. His return put a smile on a lot of faces, including his own, but he’s also cast a shadow over a fellow tight end that a lot of people are excited to see this season, fourth-year man Dallas Goedert.

Still, it appears that there are a few NFL pundits that haven’t forgotten what the former South Dakota State Jackrabbit brings to the table. Take a look at this one if you missed it. Recently, the stat guys over at Pro Football Focus dropped a 2021 NFL All-Underrated Team

Dallas is the tight end on a unit that features Baker Mayfield at quarterback and Tony Pollard at the running back position along with Michael Thomas and Allen Robinson II as its wide receivers. Here’s some of what Anthony Treash, the writer of this one had to say about Goedert’s inclusion.

"Goedert has been a consistently solid performer in each of his three years in the league. He has earned a PFF grade above 75.0 each season, leading to a collective three-year grade that ranks fifth at the position, behind only George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews and Darren Waller. His grade jumps inside the top three when you look at his work against single coverage."

Four seasons, including 45 games with 27 starts have produced 146 receptions. That’s led to 1,558 receiving yards and 13 trips to the end zone. Those numbers also include what he’s done in three postseason games.

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Goedert hasn’t reached his peak yet, and that’s both encouraging and exciting as some already rank him ahead of Zach Ertz. Both are in contract seasons and we are certain to revisit talks of contract discussions after this season, but until then, it’s going to be awesome to watch Ertz and Goedert have one more run together with this Philadelphia Eagles team.