Philadelphia Eagles draft former Australian rugby league star Jordan Mailata

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Pearson, Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford and former Cowboys standout DeMarcus Ware were among the dignitaries at a red carpet event at AT&T Stadium that featured players from several local high schools.

Goedert had 1,111 receiving yards in his senior season at SDSU.

Ertz, who was a second-round pick in 2013, returns as the team's leading receiver and the Eagles also signed Richard Rodgers as a free agent.

Goedert, who got his first name because his father was a Cowboys fan, said he thought Dallas was going to pick him, given the Witten reports.

Kapadia's take: The Eagles parted ways with Brent Celek and Trey Burton this offseason and replace them with arguably the best tight end in this class. Goedert (6-foot-5, 256 pounds) has drawn comparisons to Zach Ertz and had a prolific college career, catching 198 passes for 2,988 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Despite drafting two corners previous year, finding depth at the position was a need for this weekend, and the Eagles may have found the ideal addition in Avonte Maddox. Souths had let him go.

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Last year, running back Corey Clement became the latest in a long line of undrafted free agents to make the regular-season roster.

"He's excited. And I know just from the texts some of us have gotten and the conversations, the quarterbacks are excited", Roseman said.

The Philadelphia Eagles definitely went outside the box for their final selection of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday. Ending up with the Eagles wasn't almost as symbolic as it will be for Philly fans; i.e. Birds beat Cowboys to Dallas, in Arlington, the day of the draft.

"He's a tremendous player, a tremendous asset, a weapon for us that I think we can utilize with some of the things you saw past year with Trey Burton and having him on the field as well with Zach", coach Doug Pederson said. The 20-year-old has enormous upside and looking at his impressive rugby highlights, it's not hard to see why Howie Roseman took a chance on him in the seventh round. "Hey Dallas, the last time you were in the Super Bowl these draft picks weren't born!" Prosise during his first season on campus, Adams received at least 115 carries for 800 yards in each of his first two seasons with the team before taking over the lead back role going into 2017.

Draft experts, and even Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, believe it usually takes three years to figure out if a player taken in the National Football League draft was the right guy at that spot, and equally long to determine if a team had a good overall draft.

The Eagles were initially set to pick at No. 250 in the seventh round but sent that pick and a 2019 seventh rounders to the Patriots to move up.

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