Eagles draft TE Zach Ertz


Eagles draft TE Zach Ertz

The Eagles took Stanford tight end Zach Ertz @ZERTZ_86 with the 35th overall pick Friday. He fits the offense's new profile as an athletic, versatile receiver, and he is a mismatch at tight end. He caught 69 passes for 898 yards and six touchdowns last season with the Cardinal.

Fantasy Analysis:

Fantasy-wise, Ertz is definitely worth a shot in dynasty leagues, because head coach Chip Kelly loves to use his tight ends, and Ertz has the ability to be a solid down-the-field weapon. But for this year, he has things to work on. First and foremost, blocking. So while this pick means the end is nigh for Brent Celek @BrentCelek's time in Philadelphia, and it definitely hurts his fantasy prospects, he may be kept around while Ertz is molded into a more complete tight end. The rookie may make an impact in 2013, but I don't think it will come until the season's second half.

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