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2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: SDSU Tight End Dallas Goedert

Ben Shipley



Sep 3, 2016; Fort Worth, TX, USA; South Dakota State Jackrabbits tight end Dallas Goedert (86) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Jake Wieneke (19) during the second half on an NCAA football game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU won 59-41. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
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With the 2018 draft approaching and the Jaguars in the market for a receiving Tight End, I think it’s time to familiarize Jaguars fans with Tight End prospect Dallas Goedert, out of South Dakota State University. Goedert has a very high ceiling and holds the potential to become an excellent NFL caliber Tight-end.


Dallas Goedert is 23 years old and was born in Britton, South Dakota. He was a two-sport athlete in high school, playing both football and basketball. He was a walk-on South Dakota State. In his first three years at South Dakota state he saw limited action, but this past season he had a breakout year,  that is why he is being considered one of the top Tight End prospects in this years draft class.

Goedert was a participant in this year’s Senior Bowl, but he was injured in the first practice and did not participate the rest of the week and in the game. Goedert is also a two-time FCS All American first team.

College Statistics

After walking on, Goedert became a redshirt freshman. He then went on to have a limited role his Redshirt freshman and sophomore year. Goedert started his Junior year (also his best year) and also started his senior year.

Here is a chart of his College Statistics.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2014 SDakSt 14 0 0 0 8 100 12.5 0
2015 SDakSt 12 0 0 0 26 484 18.6 3
2016 SDakSt 13 3 12 4.0 1 92 1293 14.1 11
2017 SDakSt 14 1 3 3.0 0 72 1111 15.4 7
Career 53 4 15 3.8 1 198 2988 15.1 21

His Junior and Senior season are primarily the reason he is considered a top-five Tight End by many scouts and analysts.

Film Breakdown

After watching two of Goedert’s games ( TCU-2016, North Dakota State-2017), Below are several key traits and plays about and for Goedert:

  • Very athletic for his size, I could see him running in the 4.6 range.
  • Has above average hands, but drops balls now and then.
  • Massive build at 6’5 and 255 pounds.
  • Terrific blocker.
  • Is used in multiple formations, lining up at Tight End, Fullback, Wide-receiver.

A perfect route here and great catch while adjusting his body to the ball.

His athleticism made him wide open, and it made his quarterback’s job very easy.


After taking a huge blow, Goedert manages to maintain possession and hold onto the ball.


Using his height to his advantage, allowing him to go up and get a ball that was slightly overthrown.

As shown above, blocking is an underrated aspect of his game, but he shows it here.

Goedert able to keep his man in check and allows the play to continue without a hitch at the LOS.

Awful drop here. An issue Goedert needs to fix if he wants to be successful in the NFL.

Impressive cut, then he just showed off his athletic skills in space.

Goedert picked up his man correctly and prevented a play that could’ve been blown up, and turned it into a gain of six yards.


I liked Goedert’s tape, I still have some more to watch, but I love what I have seen so far. His ceiling is extremely high, and personally, I think he could develop into an excellent NFL Tight End.

One part of his game he needs to improve on is his hand’s, his hand’s aren’t bad, but they could use improvement as he tends to drop balls now and then. I am officially apart of the Goedert bandwagon, and I think he would fit the Jaguars offense perfectly. I will be posting his combine numbers after the combine.

Overall Grade: 8.1

NFL Comp: A more athletic Kyle Rudolph








Ben has been a dieheard jags fan since birth. He loves watching draft prospects and making analysis for them, especially QB’s and DE’s. Go Jags!

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