"Dallas is a blue-collar kid that works extremely hard". The Eagles utilized the tight end position often in the passing game in 2017, and they are now without Brent Celek and Trey Burton. "He can separate at the top of routes and he's a guy who is going to be a friend to the quarterback". "And then any time you're in the red zone using your body like you're boxing out, go up and catch a fade ball like high-pointing a rebound". He had over 1,100 yards receiving in his junior and senior seasons.
Probably the most important thing about Zierlein's scouting report on Goedert is that his pro comp for the tight end is Eagles' TE Zach Ertz.
Zach Ertz is among the NFL's best and made his first Pro Bowl this past season. The Eagles now have to extract it from him. Goedert said he started to tear up after he received the call from the Eagles.
Former Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was cut by the team two weeks ago, tweeted that Akers should be careful leaving the stadium after the draft.
"He's excited. And I know just from the texts some of us have gotten and the conversations, the quarterbacks are excited", Roseman said.More news: Subway to close about 500 more stores
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Announcing the Eagles' selection with the 49th overall pick, Akers taunted Dallas over division rival Philadelphia's recent victory in Super Bowl 52 in an epic speech.
About the only area where Goedert came up short in was history.
Goedert has a bit of studying to catch up. They don't have a third-round pick, so Goedert is the only player they've taken through two days of the draft.