After trading out of the first round Thursday night, the Eagles gave Indianapolis a second-round pick (No. 52) and fifth-round pick (No. 169) to get Goedert at No. 49.
The Eagles didn't have a third-round pick.
Goedert turned in a strong senior season for the Jackrabbits, catching 72 passes for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns while again being named a unanimous FCS All-American. Schwartz likes to spread out players in his front four and turn them loose on quarterbacks. Wentz texted him after he was picked. "Joe said it best: This is a friend for the quarterback".
Wentz welcomed Goedert to the Eagles via his Twitter account.
The team still has another pick in the sixth round (No. 206) and one in the seventh (No. 250).
"The first one was, 'Let's go, homie!' with sunglasses and a pound fist", Goedert said via conference call, drawing laughs. Exciting to have a player like this, a pick like this, that can add to our roster.
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That's how you get heat! He'll team with Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz to help Philadelphia's offense create mismatches.
The addition of Goedert to an already loaded offense is sure to create matchup headaches for the opposition, assuming his transition to the National Football League goes as expected.
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"He's a tremendous player, a tremendous asset, a weapon for us that I think we can utilize with some of the things you saw previous year with Trey Burton and having him on the field as well with Zach", coach Doug Pederson said. But the Eagles love to play a lot of 12 personnel, with two tight ends on the field, and they believe Goedert is NFL-ready. Goedert was McShay's top tight end prospect. He said the hamstring is now fully healed.
After some fans understandably question selecting a 5-foot-9 cornerback in the fourth round with other, seemingly more pressing needs like safety, offensive line and wide receiver still on the board, Howie Roseman stuck true to his "best player available" mantra, and now looks like a genius following the Dallas Cowboys' recent trade for 5-foot-8 speedster Tavon Austin.
"I wouldn't say it's frustrating, more motivating".