Name: Dallas Goedert
Class: Redshirt Senior
With the 2018 Senior Bowl approaching and accepted invites rolling in by the day I will be profiling players attending and highlighting a facet of their game that makes them one of the best players in the nation at their respective position.
Today we have South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert. If you're unfamiliar with his name or game, you won't be in a few months. Goedert is one of, if not the top TE prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft which is hard to believe considering he walked on at South Dakota State.
At 6'5" and 255+ pounds, Goedert has the size and frame of your traditional tight end but he's also been blessed with special athletic ability. According to Goedert, he'll run his 40-yard dash in the 4.65 range and has a 36" vertical. South Dakota State has certainly used Goedert's gift to their advantage as he is their key cog in the passing game. Goedert has shown the ability to play in-line, from the slot and split out wide where they'll take advantage of his size vs a smaller defensive back.
What makes Dallas Goedert such an intriguing tight end prospect is his catch radius. Sure, he can win the jump balls but his overall catch radius is that of the size of a garage door. Goedert routinely hauls in one-handed passes with his 10 1/8" paws and has shown the ability to adjust to passes thrown low or behind him.
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Goedert is an accuracy eraser the way he can adjust and contort his body when the ball is in flight. If Goedert's game hasn't proven it already the Senior Bowl will be a great opportunity for him to compete with and against the "higher level" competition.