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See former Eagle David Akers trolling Cowboys even before announcing draft pick

Rosie Leonard | 29 April, 2018, 00:46

They drafted University of Pittsburgh cornerback Avonte Maddox with the 125th overall pick, then selected Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat five picks later.

"Dallas is a blue-collar kid that works extremely hard", Douglas said. Sweat comes in with durability questions related to his knee, which is the primary reason he fell to the Eagles at No. 130. Goedert said his first name is Dallas because his dad is a Cowboys fan.

"I think we can utilize him much the same way we did the past two years with Trey Burton having him on the field with Zach". The 23-year-old senior averaged 82 receptions, 1,202 receiving yards and nine touchdowns the last two seasons.

Probably the most important thing about Zierlein's scouting report on Goedert is that his pro comp for the tight end is Eagles' TE Zach Ertz. Previous year the Eagles ran a lot of two-tight end sets with Celek on blocking downs and Burton on passing downs. I think coach (Doug Pederson) and his staff showed that throughout the season. "It's exciting to have a pick like this to add".

Goedert also is a buddy of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who texted him shortly after the pick. According to Roseman, Wentz had been talking up Goedert in the building during the pre-draft process, and let the front office know that this pick had his stamp of approval afterward.

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.

The fact that the Eagles moved up to get a big time prospect coupled with this epic announcement makes this whole situation even sweeter. Now they're holding four picks, including two in the fourth round.

As if the jokes weren't enough, the Eagles used the No. 49 pick to select tight end Dallas Goedert from South Dakota State, one of the top players at the position in this draft.

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