NFL Draft Pick 2:3 - Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

by Cory J. Bonini on April 26, 2013 @ 16:56:18 PDT


The Philadelphia Eagles have selected Stanford tight end Zach Ertz with the 35th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

Fantasy analysis: Ertz enjoyed a respectable year in his only season as a starter at Stanford by posting a 69-898-6 line. He should learn the ropes behind Brent Celek, who is often injured and could cede time to the youngster. Celek is signed through 2016.

Ertz will have to earn playing time in an offense that has plenty of mouths to feed. He also comes from a pro-style system in college and has to adapt to a fast-paced spread offense in Philly.

In all likelihood, Ertz probably doesn't have a shot a returning much in the way of fantasy production as a rookie. He has a great future in the NFL.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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