The Philadelphia Eagles jumped in front of Dallas in the second round so they could take a guy named Dallas.
After David Akers trolled the Cowboys fanbase, the Eagles selected South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert with the 49th overall pick following a trade with Indianapolis Colts, moving up from the 52nd selection.
Philadelphia lost Trey Burton in free agency and love to utilize its two-to-three tight end packages. It’s very similar to what the New England Patriots used to do with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Goedert may not be known for his blocking, but he and Zach Ertz will make for a dynamic tight end duo, especially in the red zone. Goedert has excellent body control to box out defenders and leaping ability to high point the football. He can line up flexed out or in-line. He is very physical after the catch and routinely makes one-handed catches look easy.
Speaking of his blocking, I’d say it’s better than Ertz’s, but I can still see the Birds selecting a strictly blocking tight end later on in the draft to complement Ertz and Goedert.
By the way, Akers’ trolljob was the highlight of the draft so far. You can check it out below.
DAVID AKERS IS A SAVAGE 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NP52RDmVmh
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) April 28, 2018
Here was my live reaction of the Goedert selection.
To move up three spots in the second round, the Eagles surrendered a fifth-round pick.