The Philadelphia Eagles could use a tight end in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. There’s a chance the reigning Super Bowl champs could target a player some of the Eagles fan base is already familiar with: Penn State’s Mike Gesicki.
A 6-foot-6 playmaker, Gesicki blossomed into one of the best tight ends in the 2018 draft class with two strong seasons to end his college career and an impressive showing at the 2018 NFL Combine.
In a seven-round mock draft, Land of 10’s Scott Dochterman has Gesicki going as the last pick of the first round, 32nd overall to the Eagles. Gesicki was the third tight end off the board in Dochterman’s mock draft, behind South Carolina’s Hayden Hurst and South Dakota State’s Dallas Goedert.
Gesicki and the Eagles seem like the perfect fit. Philadelphia has lost two tight ends from its roster this offseason in Trey Burton and Brent Celek. Gesicki grew up in Manahawkin, N.J., about 60 miles east of the City of Brotherly Love and played four seasons for the Nittany Lions in Pennsylvania.
Gesicki, who hauled in 57 catches for 563 yards and 9 touchdowns as a senior in 2017, would be an instant hit with the fans. A lot of Eagles faithful will probably be hoping to hear Gesicki’s name on draft night.