Considering some of the 2018 draft chips the Eagles used to add players elsewhere, including their second-rounder to Cleveland in the Carson Wentz deal in 2016, GM Howie Roseman came away with several bargains even after trading out of the first round. Teams that shied away from Goedert’s small-school résumé opened the door for Roseman to gutpunch the Cowboys, dealing one spot ahead of Dallas to land the premier tight end in this draft. The picks mined in the fourth round could be pure gold, particularly Sweat, who adds to the Eagles’ bounty of edge options. One of those, Michael Bennett, was acquired for Philly’s fifth-round pick.
Dallas Goedert is another weapon for Wentz and chess piece for formations wizard Doug Pederson. With Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz and Goedert, the Eagles might not lose a jump ball all season.
Jordan Mailata, at 20 years old, has never played American football, so the Eagles are no-risk gambling on his incredible size, physical makeup and athletic profile. He has 351⁄ 2- inch arms and played professional rugby in Australia.