Our New to the Nest series profiling the free agents and rookies added to the Eagles this offseason continues with 2nd Round draftee Dallas Goedert. Below highlights player bio and contract terms, and makes a healthy projection for the upcoming season.
Bio/Contract: The Eagles traded out of the first round this year and then traded up a few spots in the second round to select Tight End Dallas Goedert of South Dakota State University. Goedert signed a 4-year/$5.6 million dollar deal and will likely slot into the second tight end spot on the depth chart. He opted to wear #88, Trey Burton’s old number.
Career: Goedert was a late-blooming walk-on and played into his red-shirt senior year at SDSU where he was named a team captain. Dallas was also named a two-time FCS All-American after two straight seasons of 1,000-yard seasons. He was the third highest rated Tight End in combine grades at 5.87.
Projection: Goedert will see plenty of playing time for a rookie and will be able to learn behind one of the best tight ends in the league, Zach Ertz. Expect Doug Pederson and company to use more of the two tight end set offense and line up Goedert with the other red zone threats often. The man he’s replacing averaged 30 receptions in his final two years with Philadelphia. Goedert will likely see similar production in his first year. Below is a 2018 stat projection for the man who needs to change his name to Philly.
- Part three of the series will feature the speedy veteran wideout, Mike Wallace.