The Super Bowl champions traded up ahead of the division-rival Dallas Cowboys.

He caught 72 passes for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season, just below his 92 catch, 1,293 yard, 11 TD junior campaign. Exciting to have a player like this, a pick like this, that can add to our roster. He'll team with Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz to help Philadelphia's offense create mismatches. Wentz and Goedert share an agent and when the latter was at the NovaCare Complex earlier this month for a pre-draft visit they met.

Goedert's Senior Bowl week was cut short because of a hamstring injury, which kept him from running the 40-yard dash at the combine and his pro day. The Eagles don't seem to be in a rush to re-sign Graham yet, and with Bennett (32) and Long (33) both in their 30s, this was a draft pick that protects the Eagles against significant roster changes at the position next year. Wentz texted him after he was picked. But was still an extremely productive pass rusher in college (24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks his last two years) and has an ideal size-athleticism combination.

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Goedert is confident he can develop into a top-flight tight end in the National Football League, using Wentz and former Northern Iowa running back David Johnson as examples of former Valley players who have thrived in the NFL. He said the hamstring is now fully healed.

Goedert stands 6-foot-5, 260 pounds. Asked who his comparison is as a basketball player, he joked, "I would have to say LeBron".

The Eagles entered the draft with four talent young cornerbacks on the roster - Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas - but none of those players have a ton of experience covering slot receivers in their careers. "'Would you be all right if we traded up to get you?'" Goedert recalled. I think that's the biggest thing why I fell.


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