Goedert to fly with Eagles

Getty Images

Getty Images

Fresh off the franchise's first-ever Super Bowl triumph, the Philadelphia Eagles march into the 2018 NFL draft on top of the football world but the bottom of the draft order.

When you don't make any big splashes, you can't really expect a ton of excitement.

Akers, Philadelphia's all-time leader scorer, took the stage to announce the team's 49th pick, but before he announced the team's signing of Dallas Goedert, Akers lit into Dallas with a few well-placed jabs, SB Nation reported.

"Of course I can catch, in rugby league we have to pass the ball, but I am enjoying my time at offensive tackle", he said. And given how poorly the Giants defense played last season, they certainly can use a change in the way their defense does things. When the draft began they were absent several selections due to the trades that acquired Carson Wentz, Jay Ajayi, and Ronald Darby. The Eagles have shown the ability to scheme multiple tight ends onto the field at once easily, so Ertz blocking him isn't a concern.

Maddox' small frame (5-foot-9, 184 pounds) may remind fans of Brandon Boykin, and the Eagles may have a similar role for Maddox in mind.

When Pitt's Avonte Maddox went to the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.39 40, and started a journey from smallish college cornerback to NFL draft pick.

After taking Sweat at No. 130, the Eagles have to wait until No. 206.

"What's up Dallas, we heard you in Philly previous year", Akers yelled through booing Cowboys fans. "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 with Trey Burton and having him on the field as well with Zach". Either way, the Eagles did, indeed, have a solid showing. You'd like your backups to be good enough to be 35, take away the three, 25 percent instead of 35. "He's putting himself back in a position to come back and help this football in many ways". The Eagles are probably more stacked at defensive end than any team in the NFL. Wendell Smallwood fell out of favor last year and Donnel Pumphrey, the rookie fourth-round pick he Eagles traded ahead of the Cowboys to secure, didn't dress for a game last year. He's a tight end from South Dakota State. More of a blocking tight end would have been a natural fit alongside Ertz, but today's National Football League requires a pass-catching threat from each non-lineman, and that makes Goedert a strong pick.

Most of that echos the general consensus.

Highlights of Mailata trampling opponents playing rugby league is what attracted him to NFL teams in the first place.

See? Nothing too terribly exciting. We'll see where Philly goes from here.

Recommended News

  • BP Shares, Boosted by Higher Oil Prices, Hit Eight-Year High

    BP Shares, Boosted by Higher Oil Prices, Hit Eight-Year High

    Shareholders react positively to the highest profit in years even as the continuing burden of oil-spill payments push debt higher. Payments are expected to be just over $3 billion in 2018, weighted to the first half of the year.
    IRS officer Durishetty Anudeep tops UPSC exam 2017

    IRS officer Durishetty Anudeep tops UPSC exam 2017

    All those candidates who appeared for the examination can check their respective result at the official site i.e. upsc.gov.in. As Subhankar always wanted to be an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, he again appeared the exam.

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

    The Eagles apparently are comfortable with Sweat's health, and now add a disruptive player off the edge to the defensive rotation. Goedert is the top-rated tight end in the draft according to Ourlad's Scouting Services and other draft publications.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 confirmed? Everything you need to know

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 confirmed? Everything you need to know

    According to the listing, the Galaxy A6+ appears to sport a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) 18.5:9 Infinity Display. Camera: 16MP with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, LED flash and 16MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash.
    Scrap the White House Correspondents' Dinner, or change the format

    Scrap the White House Correspondents' Dinner, or change the format

    Bush's corruption and warmongering. "Like, I think you might be rich in Idaho, but in NY you're doing fine". What were you expecting? "You know? A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams".
    Gesicki Chosen in Second Round of 2018 NFL Draft

    Gesicki Chosen in Second Round of 2018 NFL Draft

    In four years with the Sun Devils, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Ballage had 450 carries for 1,984 yards and 27 rushing touchdowns . Gesicki joins former Nittany Lions Mike Hull , Jordan Lucas and Cameron Wake on the Dolphins roster.
  • Carlos Carvalhal upbeat about Swansea survival despite Chelsea defeat

    Carlos Carvalhal upbeat about Swansea survival despite Chelsea defeat

    You could see that with Swansea and it will be the same when Huddersfield come to Stamford Bridge. The reason I am here is to make sure we stay up and I am ready for any challenge'.

    Vettel predicting 'intense' race after securing maiden Baku pole

    But his team , who also took third on the grid with Valtteri Bottas , know they have their work cut out to match their rivals. Who will come out on top in round four of Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull's battle for supremacy in F1 2018?
    Wenger, Mourinho bury the hatchet

    Wenger, Mourinho bury the hatchet

    He is a very intense man and I think he will probably feel the same contempt for Mourinho as a person that we all feel. I want to go peacefully with Mourinho as well because he's a great manager, ' said Wenger.
  • Cowboys acquire WR Tavon Austin for 2018 sixth rounder

    Cowboys acquire WR Tavon Austin for 2018 sixth rounder

    Austin bet on himself by redoing his deal, but the Rams didn't see enough value to keep him around. It was a trade that shocked the league a bit, but one that the Cowboys definitely needed to make.
    Juve scored twice in last five minutes to sink ten-man Inter

    Juve scored twice in last five minutes to sink ten-man Inter

    Higuain headed past goalkeeper Samir Handanovic the free-kick from Dybala as the visitors secured a 3-2 win. Douglas Costa fired in the opener for Juventus after 13 minutes following a cross from Juan Cuadrado .
    Conte: Champions League dreams not in our hands

    Conte: Champions League dreams not in our hands

    Only until it's mathematically impossible will Chelsea give up on their hopes of finishing in the top four. Chelsea and Liverpool meet at Stamford Bridge next Sunday.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.