Philadelphia Eagles snag Avonte Maddox in fourth round of NFL Draft

Tonya Becker
April 29, 2018

Goedert (6-4, 260) caught 72 passes for 1,111 yards and seven TDs last season. Goedert said he started to tear up after he received the call from the Eagles.

"He's going to add some depth and competition to the position obviously", Pederson said.

"We heard you in Philly past year. the last time you were in the Super Bowl, these draft picks weren't born".

The Philadelphia Eagles have selected South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Assuming that the Eagles stay put at pick No. 52, who might the Eagles take with their newly acquired second-round pick? But was still an extremely productive pass rusher in college (24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks his last two years) and has an ideal size-athleticism combination. Schwartz likes to spread out players in his front four and turn them loose on quarterbacks. "He's a tremendous weapon we can utilize".


Goedert is confident he can develop into a top-flight tight end in the National Football League, using Wentz and former Northern Iowa running back David Johnson as examples of former Valley players who have thrived in the NFL. And when he competed against mostly Division I-A prospects at the Senior Bowl, according to Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, Goedert more than held his own.

"I think Philadelphia might have thought that as well", he said.

About the only area where Goedert came up short in was history. All-in-all, Goedert is the total package at tight end.

Retzlaff, 86, still is one of the Eagles' all-time leading receivers.


Goedert has a bit of studying to catch up.

If Sweat can make that step forward with a healthy knee, then the Eagles will have made a successful third-day pick.

Pearson's pick announcement will go down in history as one of the funniest, best troll jobs in the history of the NFL Draft.


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