We all know Dallas Goedert is primed for a true breakout campaign in 2022. As the Eagles unquestioned TE1, he figures to get a huge boost in volume and overall production.
Since entering the league in 2018, Goedert has been one of the most well rounded tight ends in the game. He’s a legitimate weapon in the passing game and has some of the best blocking tape you’ll see from a tight end. He’s truly the complete package.
Further cementing his status as a top-tier tight end, Pro Football Focus recently took a look at the best tight ends in the red zone. In their rankings, Goedert placed fifth behind Hunter Henry, Mark Andrews, Pat Freiermuth, and Austin Hooper.
Here was PFF’s reasoning:
Once Philadelphia’s TE1, Zach Ertz, left for Arizona last season, Goedert stepped up to fill the void. Targeted only seven times, he caught five for 52 yards and two touchdowns. Still, his 10.4 average yards per reception ranked second among the qualifying tight ends. Goedert also caught all three of his contested targets.“Ranking the NFL’s best tight ends in the red zone from the 2021 season
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Goedert is an elite red zone target.
With his 6-foot-5, 256-pound frame, he becomes even more difficult to cover down around the goal line. Despite being efficient inside the 20-yard line, the Eagles didn’t use Goedert as much as they should have last season. Seeing only seven targets in that area of the field is absurdly low, but somewhat understandable when you consider how much the team ran the ball last year.
Entering 2022, the Eagles offense will probably be more balanced than it was last season, which should lead to more targets around the goal line for Goedert.
Like all of you, I’m excited to see what Goedert is capable of now that he’s the primary tight end in the Eagles offense.
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