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.
Goedert had 1,111 receiving yards in his senior season at SDSU.
The former Philadelphia Eagles kicker stepped up to the podium during the second round of the draft to annouce the team's pick, but before he did, he trolled the absolute hell of Cowboys fans.
Eagles player personnel chief Joe Douglas was impressed with Goedert's size and agility for a big man.
"I think both him and I can be put anywhere on the field so the offense can have the best mismatch available", Goedert said.
Goedert also is a buddy of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who texted him shortly after the pick.
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If Barkley was gone, the Giants were ready to stay at No. 2 and pivot to the player they liked second-best on their draft board. The latter came from Tampa Bay in the deal that sent Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers.
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James - whom Paul George once called "the smartest player in this league" - knows how to get continuation calls. However, this is also the very first time the pair are playing playoff basketball, and are learning on the fly.
This is the second time in six years the Eagles have taken a tight end in the second round.
Akers was delivering a little bit of retribution for last season's draft as Cowboys great Drew Pearson made fun of the Eagles in front of Philly fans on their own patch twelve months ago. The 6-5, 260-pound product of South Dakota State fills a big need in the wake of the transition away from Brent Celek, who was released, and Trey Burton, who signed with the Bears. Schwartz likes to spread out players in his front four and turn them loose on quarterbacks.
Goedert's Senior Bowl week was cut short because of a hamstring injury, which kept him from running the 40-yard dash at the combine and his pro day. Goedert said he started to tear up after he received the call from the Eagles.
"Hey Dallas, they last time you were in a Super Bowl these picks weren't even born yet!""He's been around the building talking to us about him a little bit".
Just last week, Ertz had spoken about the complexities of learning the tight end position in the Eagles' system.
The Eagles will be waiting in line for another 20 picks before they get to make their selection. I think coach (Doug Pederson) and his staff showed that throughout the season.
As a fourth-round pick to a quality Eagles' defense, Maddox should initially make his presence known on special teams.