By Jack Ryan
The Eagles keep getting high marks for drafting tight end Dallas Goedert in last month’s NFL draft.
ESPN’s Mike Sando polled some NFL general managers and personnel evaluators to determine the biggest steal in each round of the 2018 NFL Draft. One of the Eagles picks made the list:
49. Dallas Goedert
The Eagles acquired this pick from the Indianapolis Colts, who got it from the New York Jets, who got it from the Seahawks in the Sheldon Richardson trade. They leap-frogged the NFC East-rival Dallas Cowboys in the process.
”Goedert is not a U [movement tight end], he is not a Y [in-line tight end], but he is a little bit of both,” the insider responsible for the second round said. “I gave him a late-first-round grade. He reminded me of a poor man’s Jason Witten. He is just solid — played strong, has great hands and blocks well enough. He will get better as a blocker with technique, and he has the right mentality in that area. He might not be a Pro Bowler, but I looked at him and thought he would play 10 years in the league.”