The Philadelphia Eagles took Zach Ertz, a tight end from Stanford, with the 35th pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Ertz, 6-5, 249 lbs, was considered the second best tight end in the draft.
"Ertz was our top choice coming in," Chip Kelly said. "We just had our fingers crossed."
Ertz finished last season with 69 catches for 898 yards and six touchdowns. He ran a 4.76 40-time at the combine, and was in the top three among tight ends in both the bench press and three cone drill. He earned All-Pac 12 and All-American honors in his final season at Standford.
A strong route runner, Ertz should give the Eagles a legitimate threat in the red zone. He will also provide the Eagles with some serious depth at tight end, with Brent Celek and James Casey already on the roster. Ertz could already be the best athlete of the bunch, however, and could be moved all around the field.
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