Mayo: In Eagles’ System Tight End Is Always Incredibly Valuable
In Doug Pederson's Offense, the Tight End position has been a focal point over the last two seasons. Eagles Pro Bowl Tight End Zach Ertz had established himself as one of the top five Tight Ends in the NFL, in part thanks to 216 Targets over the last two years. Overall, the Eagles Tight End Position received 165 Targets in 2017 which accounts for 29.7 Percent of the team's Pass Attempts while Ertz, Trey Burton, and Brent Celek combined were responsible for 29.8 Percent of the Offensive Scoring last season.
Draft Kings NFL Analyst Pat Mayo joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday discussing the value of the Eagles Tight Ends in Doug Pederson's offense:
"The tight end has a specific role in Doug Pederson’s offense. If you take out (Zach) Ertz and you make (Dallas) Goedert Tight End Number One because I do not think it’s going to be Richard Rodgers by any stretch of the imagination, that all of a sudden the target shares that’s going to Ertz almost immediately transfers over to Goedert - Maybe he’s not quite as talented as Ertz, which he’s not as least now, but he’s gonna have enough volume to overcome that and that’s the hardest thing at tight end. There are so few tight ends that are actually focal points in other teams’ offense and get consistent looks week to week, project-able volume that we can really bank on and no matter who the Tight End One is in the Eagles system, it’s always incredibly valuable."
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