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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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NFLPA seemingly responds to Jaguars, Coughlin about the word ‘voluntary’

Demetrius Harvey



May 26, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin (center) looks on during organized team activities at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

The Jaguars today issued their annual state of the franchise address to fans and media alike. During the press conference, Tom Coughlin addressed the audience regarding the status of the football team. During his speech, Coughlin spoke about the player’s attendance to voluntary offseason workouts which began on Monday. Only two players were missing from the workouts — Jalen Ramsey and Telvin Smith –, and Coughlin’s message was clear when he stated: “We’re very close to 100 percent attendance – and quite frankly, all our players should be here.”

One statement which stood out by Coughlin was made directly afterward “Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of the team. The hard work that many try to avoid is the major building block for the development of an outstanding football team.” This statement creates a sort of cloudy vision of what exactly voluntary means which is why the NFLPA decided to issue their own statement on what voluntary means to them:

Listen. Everyone would love if the Jaguars had 100% attendance at these sort of voluntary workouts. There is no doubt that great strides can be made in all facets of the offseason, however, there is a reason why these workouts have been made voluntary. NFL players have been overworked, and collectively bargained with the NFL in an effort to limit the workload over the offseason in order to produce a better product on the field in the fall.

Whether or not Jalen Ramsey or Telvin Smith show up for the few-week period of voluntary workouts should have no impact. Both athletes have proven themselves over the years plenty of times. Jalen Ramsey works out with his father in Tennesee every offseason. This has no changed, nor do I expect it to anytime soon.

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Jacksonville Jaguars official 2019 NFL Schedule revealed

Demetrius Harvey



Dec 31, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Fireworks are shot over the stadium after game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the North Carolina State Wolfpack at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has released all 32 teams’ schedules ahead of the 2019 NFL season. We can finally get a closer look at when the Jaguars will play each opponent. The Jaguars have one prime time game this upcoming season on  Thursday Night Football at home against the Titans (week 3). The Jaguars open up against the Kansas City Chiefs at home. The Jaguars lost to the Chiefs last season 30-14.

Earlier today the Jaguars announced they will be playing in London on November 2nd against the Houston Texans. Last season the Jaguars played in London on October 28th.

As for the Jaguars bye week, it will once again come directly after the Jaguars London journey which is to be expected as they have had a similar schedule the past two seasons. The bye week will occur during week 10 after their matchup against the Texans in London.

The Jaguars will be closing out the season at home for the first time since 2011. They play the Indianapolis Colts.

Jaguars 2019 NFL Schedule:

Week 1: vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, September 8

Week 2: @ Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, September 15

Week 3: vs. Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network, Thursday, September 19

Week 4: @ Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS, Sunday, September 29

Week 5: @ Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, October 6

Week 6: vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, October 13

Week 7: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, October 20

Week 8: vs. New York Jets, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, October 27

Week 9: vs. Houston Texans (London), 9:30 a.m., NFL Network, Sunday, November 3

Week 10: BYE

Week 11: @ Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, November 17

Week 12: @ Tennessee Titans, 4:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, November 24

Week 13: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 1

Week 14: vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 8

Week 15: @ Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 15

Week 16: @ Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 22

Week 17: vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 29

*All times are in EST

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REPORT: Jaguars claim former Cowboys guard Parker Ehinger

Zach Goodall




According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Jacksonville Jaguars have added former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Parker Ehinger off of waivers.

Ehinger spent the 2018 season with the Cowboys following two with the Kansas City Chiefs. The former 4th round pick in 2016 was traded to Dallas last preseason, but spent the majority of the season on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered in practice. He also tore his ACL, MCL, and meniscus as a rookie in 2016.

The 6-6, 310 lb guard has played in six career games, starting in five.

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