PHILADELPHIA – Around 8 p.m., Dallas Goedert was looking at the draft at his family's home in Britton, S.D., when he received a phone call from the Eagles. First he spoke with one of the scouts in the Eagles area, then the phone went to Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman. He was told that the Eagles were recruiting him with the general team n. ° 49, who exchanged three positions to acquire.
It was a great moment. It gets cooler.
Shortly after hanging up the phone, Goedert, a tight end of the state of South Dakota, was officially announced as the Eagles favorite in the television broadcast of Eagles' former David Akers, who was onstage at the Eagles. Draft in Arlington, Texas. . Quickly, Goedert received some text messages. It could have been an area code 701, by Bismarck, N.D.
Come on! (Emoji of sunglasses, fist emoji)
We have some business to do.
Carson Wentz was on the verge of winning the NFL MVP award last seson. It is a star of XX years in the middle of a long recovery process to heal his injured knee in time for the start of the season in September. He has things to do.
He took the time to send those text messages to Goedert anyway. He also sent a support tweet.
A companion of Missouri Valley Alum from the smaller Dakota [?] … @ goedert33 Welcome to the brother squad! Great things that come. We must represent the FCS, MVFC and the Dakotas, my man. Come on!
– Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) April 28, 2018
"I've seen him play a lot, (Wentz) being from NDSU and being a kind of hometown person," said Goedert, a native of South Dakota . He said Friday night. "I saw him a lot and he's an incredible quarterback, the best in the NFL."
For Wentz, Goedert becomes another weapon in the Eagles' offensive arsenal. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound tight end racked up 174 receptions for 2,404 yards and 18 touchdowns in his last two seasons at SDSU. He also runs a 4.6 and something of 40 yards, he said.
"Dallas is a blue-collar kid," said Joe Douglas, vice president of player personnel for the Eagles. "He works extremely hard, this is a guy that we feel dominated at that level of play in the last two years."
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It will help Goedert to have an integrated relationship with his quarterback, and that goes beyond text messages full of emojis.
The last two years of Wentz at NDSU (2014-15) coincided with Goedert's first two at rival SDSU, two universities separated by just 200 miles.
Wentz had the advantage in both matches: his Bison won 37-17 when Goedert was in his first year in 2014, and 28-7 the following year.
"It was great," said Goedert of the rivalry. "It's definitely our biggest rivalry … we never beat Carson, but we were able to win the last two games of the regular season and those were really great games for us, we had a lot of fun playing in them."
Became a working relationship once they started sharing an agent, Ryan Tollner of Rep 1 Sports. When Goedert visited the Eagles facility during the pre-draft process, Wentz set him aside for a friendly conversation.
When the time came to make decisions, Goedert already had a supporter in the building. It may not have affected the decision-making process of the main office, but it certainly does not hurt that Goedert has the team's franchise quarterback on his corner.
"Carson has a relationship with this guy and they share an agent, so he's a guy that obviously Carson was familiar with," said Howie Roseman, vice president of football operations for the Eagles. "He's been in the building talking to us a bit about him and he's excited … This is a friend for the quarterback."
Goedert said: "To be able to play with him, it's going to be a lot of fun."
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