Eagles hop Cowboys for Dallas Goedert, to Carson Wentz's joy

"It creates matchups. If he's an athletic guy like a Zach Ertz", Eagles coach Doug Pederson said of Goedert, "we can move him around, we can spread him out, he's good in space, he understands spatial awareness". This is an excellent fit for both parties.

He is a nice pass-catching tight end who will replace Trey Burton.

There is no reason why Goedert shouldn't see decent targets right out of the gate.

Goedert had 72 catches for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior after posting 92-1,293-11 as a junior. Exciting to have a player like this, a pick like this, that can add to our roster. "Thus, Goedert could be a quality receiving tight end in the pros, although he probably won't be elite given the lack of speed, suddenness, and an ability to separate".

Goedert shares the same agency with Carson Wentz, who went to North Dakota State.

Goedert's Senior Bowl week was cut short because of a hamstring injury, which kept him from running the 40-yard dash at the combine and his pro day. Wentz texted him after he was picked.

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The team still has another pick in the sixth round (No. 206) and one in the seventh (No. 250).

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Goedert was the third tight end taken in this year's draft.

Roseman said the Eagles expected to get a player at 52 that would have made sense at 32, and he said Goedert is that guy. That led to a tight end room with just Zach Ertz having National Football League experience. Asked who his comparison is as a basketball player, he joked, "I would have to say LeBron".

The Eagles drafted defensive end Derek Barnett in the first round a year ago, but their other top pass rushers are in their 30s.

Unlike James, Goedert doesn't have an affinity for the Cowboys, even though he was named after them. That said, Goedert is confident he can make a relatively seamless transition to the NFL. I think that's the biggest thing why I fell.

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