Eagles draft updates: Birds select Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat

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Coincidentally, Goedert has drawn comparisons to current Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who also stands at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, went in the second round in 2013 and caught the go-ahead touchdown in February's Super Bowl win over New England.

Akers obviously has some bragging rights as the Eagles are Super Bowl champions, but his zinger about the players the Cowboys and every other team picking not even being born the last time the Cowboys won a championship?

The story of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft is former Philadelphia Eagles kicker David Akers.

The Florida State star was originally projected to fall in the third or fourth round, meaning the selection at No. 130 seems to be a ideal fit when it comes to Sweat joining the Super Bowl champions.

Ironically, the Eagles moved up ahead of the Dallas Cowboys to select tight end Dallas Goedert, who was named after the football team.


"Seeing two tight ends taken before me was hard", said Goedert, who believes he was the top tight end in the draft. "Tonight, I'm representing the Philadelphia Eagles".

Goedert had 72 catches for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior after posting 92-1,293-11 as a junior. The Eagles released veteran tight end Brent Celek and allowed Trey Burton to leave in free agency. Coach and his staff are really excited about the way we can utilize him. Wentz texted him after he was picked.

Goedert, a two-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the outstanding offensive player at the FCS level, said coaches told him they believe he can quickly transition to the NFL.

Saturday, the Eagles selected Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat with the No. 130 overall pick.

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