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Will Dallas Goedert Have A Pro Bowl Season In 2022?

The Philadelphia Eagles will go into the 2022 season looking to build upon their success from last season. One of the players to keep an eye on is tight end Dallas Goedert. He will enter the season as the number one tight end on the roster. Will Dallas Goedert be selected to the Pro Bowl this season? 

Goedert’s NFL Career

Dallas Goedert was selected in the second round of the 2018 draft out of South Dakota State. He was brought to the Eagles to be the number two tight end behind Zach Ertz. Goedert played in all 16 games his rookie season and recorded 334 receiving yards and four touchdowns.  

Goedert improved in his second season with 607 receiving yards and five touchdowns, but two lost fumbles. He added 524 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles disappointing 2020 season.

Last season was Goedert’s best year so far. He became the number one tight end after Zach Ertz was traded to the Cardinals in October. Goedert had a total of 56 receptions, 830 receiving yards, and four touchdowns throughout the 2021 season. He also signed a four-year contract extension which begins this season. 

The Departure Of Zach Ertz

Until midway through last season, Dallas Goedert was not the featured tight end on the roster. Ertz was the main tight end and was among the NFL’s best at the time. Ertz was drafted by the Eagles in 2013 out of Stanford. He was a key part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl-winning 2017 season. Ertz was also selected to three straight Pro Bowls from 2017-2019. 

The year the Eagles drafted Dallas Goedert (2018) was when Zach Ertz set the NFL single-season receptions record for a tight end with 116. Goedert got playing time, but Ertz dominated because he was in his prime.

The October 2021 trade of Zach Ertz has opened up the door for Dallas Goedert to have a breakout season. Goedert is now clearly the best and most experienced tight end on the Eagles roster.  

The Eagles’ New-Look Offense 

The Eagles’ offense is upgraded and improved from last year. After a slow start to last season, Nick Sirianni turned to a run-heavy approach which allowed the Eagles to wear down defenses. QB Jalen Hurts is not afraid to run the ball and the Eagles’ offensive line is among the best in the NFL. 

With the new additions to help Jalen Hurts, this year is expected to be different. The Eagles added veteran receiver Zach Pascal to be a reliable target for Hurts. They also traded a draft pick for Titans star receiver A.J.Brown. Brown is already one of the NFL’s best young receivers. He will get a lot of attention from opposing defenses which should open up the field for Dallas Goedert to get plenty of catches.

Comparing Goedert To Other NFL Tight Ends 

Dallas Goedert is in a favorable situation to be a key contributor to the Eagles’ offense. Where does he rank among the best tight ends in the NFL? 

According to Pro Football Focus, Dallas Goedert is rated as the sixth-best tight end in the entire NFL. George Kittle from the 49ers and Kyle Pitts from the Falcons are the only two NFC players ranked ahead of him. 

In 2021, Goedert had a 90.7 PFF grade which was second best out of NFL tight ends. He had the fifth-most receiving yards of them with 830. Goedert led his position in yards per route and has been the best run-blocking tight end in the league since 2018.

Dallas Goedert will have to be a top two-tight end in the NFC to be selected to the Pro Bowl. The Lions’ T.J. Hockenson and the Giants’ Evan Engram were the NFC representatives last year. Engram is now with Doug Pederson and the Jaguars. Goedert will likely need to be one of the Eagles receiving leaders to get the name recognition for Pro Bowl votes. 

In Conclusion

After sitting behind Zach Ertz for the majority of his four-year NFL career, Dallas Goedert could have a breakout season in 2022. He is rated as one of the NFL’s best tight ends just behind elite names such as Travis Kelce and George Kittle.

Goedert might also get overlooked by opposing defenses this upcoming season which should lead to a productive year. This could be the perfect setup for Dallas Goedert’s first Pro Bowl selection. 

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