NFL DRAFT: Eagles Select TE Dallas Goedert In Round 2

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The Philadelphia Eagles took a major flier with their final pick of the 2018 National Football League draft on Saturday. Are they credited for "drafting" Ajayi in the fourth round?

The Eagles moved up for their final pick of the draft to get Mailata, who's listed as a 6-foot-8, 346-pound offensive tackle.

Mailata appeared headed for an NRL career after playing junior rugby league for South Sydney but will now focus on learning a new game and a position tasked with protecting the quarterback after being taken with pick 233.

Make no mistake: Goedert is the jewel of this draft class.

And after initially serving as a supplemental piece, Adams looked like the crown jewel of the Irish's offensive backfield in the lead back role.

Dickson was highly regarded in college football circles after starring for the University of Texas for the past three seasons. "So we wanted to make sure we got one of those guys". Asked about his knowledge of football before this program, Mailata said, "Mate, as little as peanuts". "I think I got the message when coach would come by my office, maybe once a day, twice a day and say, 'when are we getting Darren? And I know he is, too". "He's just that kind of guy".

A third running back to group up with Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement should be coveted, and the Eagles could also use some depth on the offensive line and within their linebacker unit. Last year, they signed Adam Zaruba, a tight end who spent the season on the practice squad. Mailata said on NFL Network after being drafted.

The Eagles jumped in front of the Cowboys by dealing a fifth-round pick (No. 169) in addition to pick No. 52 to select Goedert. And that's the conservative estimate. This only is the beginning of the confusion over Goedert's first name.

"The Eagles traded out of the first round but still were able to get TE Dallas Goedert in the second round". At 6-5, 250-pounds, he passed the eyeball test. We'll see where Philly goes from here.




First, the Eagles have all of their own picks in the first six rounds. Once they were done, they took tight end Dallas Goedert. Pederson and Mike Groh won't have trouble finding things for Goedert to do.

Maddox will compete for the nickel cornerback spot.

Most importantly he earned Stoutland's respect, a key element in the Eagles finally stepping in for him - although another seven franchises had expressed interest.

Josh Sweat is an edge rusher a lot of people had higher on their boards but had some injury concerns.

The addition of Sweat plus free agents Michael Bennett and Haloti Ngata strengthens a line that already features Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Tim Jernigan, Chris Long and Derek Barnett.

"I've watched him play a lot being from NDSU, kind of a hometown person nearly", Goedert said.

Still, Goedert knew the Eagles were interested in him, after they met with him at the scouting combine, brought him to Philadelphia for a visit and attended his pro day workout. Akers went after the rival Cowboys and their fans and got so much heat that it was simply attractive.

Pryor and Mailata have 35 1/2 inch arms.

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