The NFL draft always comes with a healthy dose of fanfare, pomp and Hollywood-style storylines, and the 2018 edition was no different thanks to the Dallas Cowboys-baiting David Akers. The Eagles released veteran tight end Brent Celek and allowed Trey Burton to leave in free agency. He joins the Super Bowl champions who have former North Dakota State star Carson Wentz at quarterback.
Goedert had 1,111 receiving yards in his senior season at SDSU.
Akers was relentlessly booed by Cowboys fans as he listed off the Philadelphia Eagles' accomplishments from last season, including their division title, a conference title and of course their Super Bowl success. He was unaware that Pete Retzlaff, the tight end whose No. 44 was retired by the Eagles, starred at South Dakota State. This is a guy we felt dominated at that level of play the last two years. Schwartz likes to spread out players in his front four and turn them loose on quarterbacks. "We have a Pro Bowl tight end right there, and you think about the combinations, it's exciting to think about what they can do together".
At 5 feet, 9 inches, Maddox lacks ideal size for an National Football League cornerback, but the leaders of the Eagles' front office raved Saturday about his tenacity. The Eagles will return starters Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan, and signed 34-year old vet Haloti Ngata.
For the second time in three years, the Eagles have gone to the Dakotas for their first pick in the NFL Draft.
"It's a unique position because there's run and pass involved", Pederson said. Now they're holding four picks, including two in the fourth round. Coach and his staff are really excited about the way we can utilize him. Although the Eagles have some major talent left available to acquire with the 32nd pick, Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas decided that it was best to make a trade with the Baltimore Ravens.