By Steve Kelly

When you enter the NFL in the shadow of one of the league’s best tight ends, it’s easy to be somewhat overlooked.

That is the case with Dallas Goedert, who was immediately thrust into a role as TE2 despite being taken in the second round out of South Dakota State.

The Eagles have run a heavy dose of two tight end sets to get both him and Zach Ertz on the field, and it’s pretty clear from those snaps that Goedert is a top-end TE in the NFL.

Since 2018, Goedert actually ranks fifth among qualifying tight ends in overall grade, ahead of Ertz.

A big reason — outside of the obvious mismatch threats he poses as a receiver — is his elite play as a blocker for the position.

Goedert’s 81.4 run-blocking grade sits sandwiched between Maxx Williams and George Kittle for second at the position over that same span. He is a complete tight end who would be a high-level primary option on most rosters in the NFL.