Imagine that the Baltimore Ravens could find the next big thing at tight end and he could slip through the cracks in the draft. That tight end’s name is Dallas Goedert.
Goedert hails from South Dakota State University and is listed at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds. Not only does he have the size that the NFL desires in its tight ends, but he has the skill as well. In his senior season, Goedert finished with 72 receptions, with 1,111 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions. What’s even more impressive is that in the 2016 season, Goedert had 92 receptions for 1293 yards and 11 touchdowns.
“The measurables are what they are, and they’re very good. From that standpoint, he’ll be as good as anyone his size,” an AFC scout said, via NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread. “As a small-town guy who sort of came out of nowhere though, teams are going to be more interested to know what makes him tick on the inside.”
Goedert displays in his highlight tape the ability to go up and make plays, particularly spectacular plays. Baltimore needs another tight end, with the uncertainty of Ben Watson’s career continuing. In addition, Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle aren’t quite as athletic as Goedert is.
Though he will not participate in the Senior Bowl, due to a pulled hamstring, Goedert will be looked at under a microscope. The Ravens may be able to select Goedert in the second round at their current position and if he stays healthy, he could prove to be a steal.