Eagles draft TE Dallas Goedert in second round


Nobody needs to explain just how much of an advantage teams have with an effective pass-catching tight end, and despite the other players Philadelphia passed on, Goedert should make an immediate impact as a rookie if all goes well.

The Eagles selected South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert in the second round (49th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Goedert has big potential at the next level.

We expect Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson to make their way to the auditorium here at the NovaCare Complex shortly to talk about the pick.

With the draft in Dallas this year, not only did the Eagles get some payback, they might have actually one-upped Pearson's antics. South Carolina's Hayden Hurst went to the Ravens in the first round, then Gesicki was picked by the Dolphins.

The Eagles traded up and took Goedert one pick ahead of the Dallas Cowboys, who are dealing with the reported retirement of long-time TE Jason Witten.

Two years ago, the Eagles traded up to No. 2 overall to select North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. Oh, and he also mentioned that most of the draft picks this year weren't even born the last time the Cowboys made it to the Super Bowl.