2013 Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft Review and Analysis

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November 24, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins cornerback Sheldon Price (22) looks on as Stanford Cardinal tight end Zach Ertz (86) catches a pass in the fourth quarter of the game at the Rose Bowl. Stanford won 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

2. Second round, 35th overall: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford

After adding former Texans H-back James Casey, the Eagles weren’t done adding to the tight end position, getting one of Chip Kelly’s former rivals from Stanford and a guy who was a thorn in the side of every team the Cardinal played against the last two years–tight end Zach Ertz. Ertz is a big, athletic mismatch at the TE position who can line up in line or in the slot. He can give the Eagles an okay blocker in the running game, but he will look to make his name in the NFL catching touchdown passes and moving the sticks for Philadelphia. Brent Celek is entrenched as the starter right now, but he’s not irreplaceable and the Eagles used a prime pick here on Ertz. I think this is a big move adding another playmaker like Ertz to an already talented offense.

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