After long wait, Eagles draft 'exciting' tight end in Dallas Goedert

2018 NFL Draft NFC East beefs

2018 NFL Draft NFC East beefs

The Eagles selected Goedert in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, 49th overall.

"He's a guy that obviously Carson was familiar with", Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said.

Goedert will likely line up all over the field for the Eagles, splitting out wide, at tight end, in the slot and in the backfield.

Akers went on to announce their pick of South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert.

The Eagles apparently are comfortable with Sweat's health, and now add a disruptive player off the edge to the defensive rotation.

The Eagles traded out of the first round on Thursday and moved from 32 to 52 before moving back down to 49. The receiving total led all Division I tight ends in both the FBS and FCS divisions in 2017.

The coup de grace came as Akers revealed the Eagles' pick - a prospect who shares a name with the Cowboys - tight end Dallas Goedert.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Goedert was the third tight end taken in this year's draft. He's considered a decent blocker, but Pederson said the Eagles don't really demand a ton of in-line blocking from their tight ends, and Goedert's explosiveness is what really stands out.

Goedert is the top-rated tight end in the draft according to Ourlad's Scouting Services and other draft publications.

Goedert said the hamstring is 100 percent and that his 40-yard dash times are in the 4.6 second range. Unlike Ertz though, Goedert is a pretty good blocker. His ball focus and ability to make the spectacular catch will make him the darling of fans and media throughout the draft process, but, he still has work to do.

Akers played up Philadelphia's status as defending Super Bowl champs. And this is the flawless move to make sure you get better.

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