The Philadelphia Eagles are officially entering the Dallas Goedert era.
The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t drafted linebackers well, and as of right now, if you don’t include DeVonta Smith, the jury is still out on their eye for talent in terms of the wide receiver position. One thing that the Eagles do well though is finding tight ends.
Think back to Chad Lewis, L.J. Smith, and Brent Celek. They even found Trey Burton as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014.
Sure, you can scratch your head about some of these cornerbacks they’ve added, but any team that can transition seamlessly from Lewis to Smith, from Smith to Celek, and from Celek to Zach Ertz has to be seen as a franchise that values the tight end position and continues to get it right.
Dallas Goedert‘s career began in a similar fashion as Ertz’s, as the young understudy following a team legend/franchise favorite. Ertz has moved on, but we’ve seen enough to know that Goedert is up to the task as the top man on the tight end depth chart.
The Eagles also have guys like Jack Stoll, Tyree Jackson, and Jason Croom in their wheelhouse, so the quality play that we’ve seen doesn’t figure to slack off any time soon. Grade: A+