"With the 25th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select: Dallas Goedert, tight end, from South Dakota State." Those are the words Roger Goodell will speak if Todd McShay's latest NFL Mock Draft is correct.
It's a few spots higher than McShay's first mock, which sent the SDSU product to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the then-No. 31 pick. Now, with the draft order fully set and the NFL season behind us, McShay likes the tight end leaving the board at No. 25.
Here's what he says about the pick:
"It isn't a terrific tight end group this year, but Goedert is the best one in this class. He's still a little underrated and didn't get a chance to shine in the Senior Bowl, as he was injured on the first day of practice. You don't get too many two-way TEs coming out of college, but Goedert fits the bill. He's got a big frame (6-4, 260) with good speed and can play in-line or detached. He's another good, young weapon for Marcus Mariota."
Goedert would give Mariota, as McShay noted, another young weapon. Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and Jonnu Smith are all 23 or younger, with veterans like tight end Delanie Walker and wide receivers Eric Decker, Rishard Matthews and Harry Douglas in the room.
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