On Day 2 of the NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles have added TE Zach Ertz and DT Bennie Logan to the nest. A tight end wasn’t necessarily needed, but was expected. A defensive tackle was expected, but not necessarily the one they chose.
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Ertz is a 6′ 5″ 250 lbs TE out of Stanford who was the consensus No. 2 player at his position. I expected the Eagles to take a tight end early simply due to the level of interest they’ve shown in various prospects.
Chip Kelly said Ertz was their highest rated player on their board at the start of the second round and that the team actually had a low first-round grade on him. I guess that rumor about Kelly wanting to stockpile tight ends is proving to be correct!
Here are some Chip Kelly quotes regarding Ertz after the selection (courtesy of Eagles media relations):
Unfortunately, I know Zach personally (jokingly). He actually caught the tying touchdown pass against us [while at Oregon] in our one loss of the se...