Dallas Goedert is officially a Philadelphia Eagle… the former South Dakota State tight end and Britton, SD native was drafted at No. 49 overall early Friday evening.
Once he received the phone call from the Eagles organization, it was all about celebrating with family and friends. But by Saturday afternoon, he was already in Philadelphia to tour the facilities, meet with his new coaching staff and address the media.
Goedert says his experience of playing many different roles as a tight end in college should help ease the transition to the professional level.
"I was lucky enough to play at South Dakota State where they would use me in the offense a lot. They put in me in different positions, and I was kind of the ‘go-to’ guy," explains Goedert. "Sometimes the quarterback would be in trouble and throw a ball that was a little bit too high or a little bit too far in front, and I think I have really good ball skills, my athletic ability helps, and I was just able to make some plays."
Goedert finished his collegiate career at SDSU with nearly 3,000 receiving yards and 21 receiving touchdowns. He’ll join an Eagles team with some familiar faces. Former Sioux Falls Washington native Nate Gerry was a fifth round pick for the Eagles last year, and Carson Wentz, a former foe of Goedert from North Dakota State, was drafted No. 2 overall in 2016.