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Is Dallas Goedert The Key to Success for the Eagles in 2019?

When the Eagles used a second-round pick to select tight end Dallas Goedert last year, some believed it was a misuse of resources. Those people thought the Eagles should have used a high draft pick on another position where the team was weaker at. Now one year later, Goedert and the Eagles are making sure those people eat crow.

He only put up a measly 33 receptions, 334 yards and four touchdowns (however he wrongly had a 75-yard touchdown taken away from him against the Cowboys, meaning he should have 34 receptions for 409 yards and five scores). Those numbers don't really pop out, but that's because he only played in 48% of the offensive snaps in 2018.

After gaining more trust from the coaches and his quarterback this offseason, Goedert is primed to earn even more time on the field - it's been pretty evident so far at Training Camp.

The Eagles already have big redzone targets in Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery, plus the addition of JJ Arcega-Whiteside means there's another redzone option for Carson Wentz. Even with all of those previous players mentioned, it sounds like Goedert will be the one to keep an eye on the most.

In between the 20 yard lines is where Goedert might be even more valuable. If the Eagles do indeed start using 2TE sets more often this year, most of the attention will go to Zach Ertz. That means Goedert will have mismatches often, which Carson Wentz will need to take advantage of.

2019 will be the year Goedert can breakout. But ultimately it will be up to Wentz to find him and Goedert to come up big when his number is called.

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