Rookie TE Dallas Goedert has turned into a Swiss Army knife for the Eagles
31 October 2018 Eagles News
One player’s impact which is going extremely under the radar is tight end Dallas Goedert. When he was drafted, everyone knew he’d have a big impact through the air, but he offers the team much more.
On offense, Goedert has been one of quarterback Carson Wentz’s favorite targets as of late. This season, Goedert has 18 receptions for 188 yards and three touchdowns. He’s scored in back to back games and is only looking more dangerous by the game. He’s a great route runner and a match up nightmare in the red zone.
.@Eagles @cj_wentz to @goedert33 for the +32 yard TD right before halftime. Perfect call; first time they lined up in 3 TE’s all day and #goedert runs the “drag/wheel” off boot action. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/vAc3iWKhoU
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) October 30, 2018
With Wentz back in the swing of things now, he connection with Goedert has gotten better by the game. These two just started playing together and they are already having a big impact on games.
More than just a pass catcher, Goedert has become a very good blocker and a key player for the Eagles in both run blocking and pass pro blocking.
Shot 4 – Every week I've wanted to sneak in a Dallas Goedert package in these breakdowns, so I grabbed some highlights for this week. Doing so many of the little things well. Run blocking at the point of attack, on the backside and in space. Pass pro. Special teams. Doing it all! pic.twitter.com/z0clq9NJ4B
— Fran Duffy (@fduffy3) October 12, 2018
This block against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week is even better, he leads wide receiver Nelson Agholor right up the field.
Dallas Goedert paving the way for Nelson Agholor pic.twitter.com/L4OoAXhyF0
— The Bitter Birds (@AdrianFedkiw) October 28, 2018
When the Eagles lost tight end Brent Celek, they lost a key extra member to the offensive line. Goedert has shown he can block just as effective as Celek already this early in his rookie season.
But, it doesn’t just end there. Goedert can do it all as he’s also a very good special teams player. He’s been down the field and made a few tackles and has been involved in that part of the game as well.
Seeing Goedert develop is really important for the success of the Eagles. A two tight end set consisting of Goedert and Zach Ertz is not going to fun defend. Especially as Goedert develops even more than he already has. It’s very easy to see why the Eagles traded up to select Goedert in the draft. He’s the type of player every team needs because not only is he immensely talented, but his willing to do anything for the good of the team.
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