NFL Draft: 5 Players the Eagles could take with pick No. 52


The Eagles traded to pick No. 49 to grab the 6-foot-5, 256-pound tight end, giving up picks in the second and fifth rounds to move up from the 52nd pick to grab the Jackrabbit. He's great in man coverage because he can separate at the top of the route. The 5-foot-9, 184-pounder is projected as a slot corner, which the Eagles now lack after losing Patrick Robinson to New Orleans in free agency. The Eagles will return starters Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan, and signed 34-year old vet Haloti Ngata. He will be an asset in the red zone with his skills to sky high and make tremendous catches with body control and uncanny one-handed skills. Current Eagle, Zach Ertz was a common comparison of his. "We have a Pro Bowl tight end right there, and you think about the combinations, it's exciting to think about what they can do together". I think that's the biggest thing why I fell. Goedert is adept at finding the soft spot in zone coverage, and his size makes him tough to tackle for defensive backs. He was productive at the FCS level, catching 164 passes for 2,404 yards and 18 touchdowns over his last two seasons. He also returned 19 kickoffs for 437 yards.

"I just understand this: The Philadelphia Eagles are the reigning champs".

A hamstring injury ended his Senior Bowl week and kept him from running the 40-yard dash at the National Football League combine and his Pro Day, but Douglas said there was more than enough on tape to make an accurate evaluation of his speed. He tweeted out congratulations to his fellow Dakotan and sent him several text messages.

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

"I know that there are probably some questions about the medical", said Eagles executive VP of football operations Howie Roseman after the Eagles made the pick on Saturday. Coach and his staff are really excited about the way we can utilize him. We're not a big in-line tight end scheme team, so this will benefit him like it benefited Zach and Trey and Celek, so it'll be a good fit.

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