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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The Philadelphia Eagles love using two tight end formations and that was one of the reasons they won the Super Bowl back in 2018. Zach Ertz and Trey Burton were phenomenal during their legendary run but Burton eventually left to play for the Chicago Bears. Which is exactly why the Eagles selected Dallas Goedert in the 2nd round last year.
As a rookie Goedert showed a lot of promise recording 334 yards and 4 touchdowns. Now at camp the second year tight end has looked outstanding and the coaching staff was raving about the strides he’s made. You have to remember Zach Ertz is still with the team as well and together those two are going to create so many match-up problems. The Eagles have already talked about moving Ertz around more often and leaving Goedert lined up at his normal spot (inside at TE). That will create additional opportunities for Carson Wentz in the passing game and it’s amazing how many playmakers there are on this team. Yeah Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and the rest of those guys are going to make a lot of plays. However Goedert is special because he’s going to work the inside of the field. Those smaller wide receivers don’t like to go over the middle. It’s because opposing linebackers are waiting in that area and they deliver some of the hardest hits. The good news for Philly is Dallas Goedert has a big enough body that he can absorb most of that punishment. Whether it’s running a post or a seam route it’s no problem for the 6’5″ 255 pound pass catcher. The other thing that stands out about Goedert’s game is his agility. When you watch him play he’s constantly juking and spinning defenders. It’s hard to make solid contact with this guy when he has the ball in his hands. Those after the catch plays will also be big for the Eagles and it’s clear Goedert is rising fast.
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Dallas Goedert is the Philadelphia Eagles secret weapon.