Around 8 p.m., Dallas Goedert was watching the draft at his family home in Britton, S.D., when he received a phone call from the Eagles. He spoke to one of the Eagles’ area scouts first, then the phone passed to Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman. They told him the Eagles were drafting him with the No. 49 overall pick, which they traded up three spots to acquire.
And that is definitely a possibility for Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan, who understands that a rebuilding team like the Jets needs to take as many shots as possible in the draft.
On Thursday, the Jets took USC quarterback Sam Darnold third overall. On Friday, they took Fort Hays State defensive end Nathan Shepherd 72nd overall, in the third round.
The Jets traded away both of their second-round picks in order to move from sixth to third in the first round, in that deal with the Colts last month.
The Eagles selected South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert in the second round (49th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
There was drama involved in the selection, as Philadelphia shipped the 52nd overall pick and 169th overall pick to the Colts for the chance to jump in front of the Cowboys, who should be in the market for a tight end given Jason Witten’s impending retirement.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Goedert entered the draft as one of the top receiving tight ends. He started all 14 games in his senior season and was a team captain, totaling 72 Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys catches for 1,111 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.
Goedert enjoyed a prolific collegiate career with 198 catches for 2,988 yards, including two straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons, and 21 touchdowns. He left South Dakota State as a two-time first team FCS All-American and was a finalist in 2016 for the Walter Payton Award, which recognizes the top player in the FCS.
The Eagles are primed to possess a potent one-two punch at the tight end position with Goedert and Zach Ertz, who led the team in receiving with 74 catches for 824 Cheap Football Jerseys yards and eight touchdowns on 110 targets.