Dallas Goedert Draft Profile

Dallas Goedert draft profile


  • Versatile
  • Gains separation
  • Strong hands
  • Ball skills and body control
  • Size
  • Can line up anywhere
  • Good blocker
  • Strong at point of attack
  • Can impact all three levels

Analysis: Dallas Goedert was a swiss army knife during his time at South Dakota State. He would be used in a variety of ways–as an in-line blocker, H-back, slot receiver or outside guy–and he handled all the responsibilities very well. He runs with good bend up the field and into routes. Moveable chess piece. Capable three-level worker as pass catcher.¬†Carries good strength in frame and plays through physical challenges in his routes. Gains adequate separation with short and intermediate routes. Maintains top play speed when working vertically. Able to work over top of linebackers. Former high school hooper with advanced ball skills and body control. Pass snatcher with huge paws and strong hands. You put on his tape and seemingly every game he is making one-handed circus catches. If a ball is thrown his way, it is likely he will come down with it. Goedert has the size and technique to work with as in-line blocker. Strikes with good pad level, knee bend and hand placement. Looked stronger at point of attack this season. Possesses balance to hang in against rugged ends if he plays tough. Put on his tape against North Dakota State (Carson Wentz’s alma mater) and watch him dominate as a run blocker, opening up holes every time.


  • Route running
  • A little stiff in and out of routes
  • Tries to make too many ‘spectacular’ catches
  • Level of competition

Analysis: The biggest flaw in Goedert’s game is his route running ability. He is not going to fake out many defenders disguising his routes. He moves with somewhat restricted stride length. Definitely not a route salesman. Gives route intention away with early directional leans into breaks. Rarely relies on leverage and head fakes to create his separation. He is too eager to try for one-handed spear attempts rather than two-handed snares at times. Agility with ball in his hands is average by NFL standards. I don’t buy into it too much, but Goedert’s opponents were not up to the caliber of a lot of the FBS schools–there will always be the question, can he hang with the big boys?

Size: 6’5 255lbs

Draft Rank: No.1 TE

NFL Comparison: Travis Kelce

Draft Projection: Round 2

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