The South Dakota State University Jackrabbits are not exactly known as a team that churns out NFL players, as they only have three players league wide (Adam Vinatieri, Bryan Witzmann, and Zach Zenner). However, the Jacks have a tight end that has already begun turning heads in the pre-draft process, and that’s Dallas Goedert. The former walk-on has made a number of eye-popping catches over the last few seasons in Brookings, South Dakota, which is why I wanted to take an in depth look at Goedert’s body control in the video below.
This is the first episode of “Y Option”, a draft scouting series modeled after Mark Schofield’s First Sound series. For the 2018 Inside the Pylon Draft Guide I’ll be scouting both tight ends and safeties, which is why I’m starting this series to preview some of the TE prospects in the upcoming draft and their specific traits. Hopefully a similar series will be coming soon looking at some of the 2018 NFL Draft safeties I’m keeping an eye on.
Goedert may be a small school prospect, but there are certainly some things to like in his game, highlighted by his body control and soft hands as a receiver.