Re-evaluating every Eagles tight end after Arcega-Whiteside’s departure

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Dallas Goedert #88, Philadelphia Eagles
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54. . . . Jack Stoll. 89. player

The Eagles’ one-two punch at tight end looks different now, but it’s still a formidable duo.

Second-year man Jack Stoll was deployed in 16 of Philly’s regular-season games and made five starts primarily because of his blocking prowess, but when the ball was tossed his way, he proved to be capable in that regard as well, hauling in four of his five targets and racking up a 5.5 yards-per-reception average in the process.

From where we’re sitting, that looks like another target in the red zone and in short-yardage situations. He’ll make the roster. The questions are about whether or not he’ll be utilized in the passing game.

. . . Dallas Goedert. 88. player. 54

One of the apples of every Eagles fan’s eye, Dallas Goedert has a long and prosperous career ahead of him barring injury. Say what you want about the issues Philadelphia has had in missing on draft prospects from time to time. They always seem to strike gold at the tight end position, and Goedert is another example of that statement’s accuracy.

Now, officially the lone man atop Philly’s depth chart at the tight end position, Number 88 closed training camp with another solid practice. Here’s an observation from NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Dave Zangaro.

"It was a big Dallas Goedert day. Heck, it’s been a big Dallas Goedert Summer. He’s been targeted more than any other Eagle in training camp and Tuesday might have been his best day yet. During 7-on-7s in the red zone, Hurts hit Goedert on three consecutive passes. The last one was a touchdown in front of T.J. Edwards, who had tight coverage. Goedert is just really hard to cover because of his ability to use his body to box out."

That just about says it all. The acquisition of A.J. Brown has given us much to talk about all summer. DeVonta Smith won’t be going anywhere either, but keep both eyes on Dallas Goedert in 2022.

He’s grown by leaps and bounds over his first four seasons. He figures to take another step forward in the coming campaign as well.

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