Eagles select SMU TE Grant Calcaterra in sixth round of 2022 NFL draft

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With the Eagles needing tight end depth behind Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia selected former SMU tight end, Grant Calcaterra, with pick No. 198 overall.

The team’s final pick in 2022, Calcaterra offers excellent pass-catching upside because of his size, technique, and relentless motor. He was used in a multitude of ways for the Mustangs, mainly as an in-line tight end or in the slot.

Calcaterra has a history of concussions and stepped away from football in 2019, but returned in 2021 and racked up 38 catches for 465 yards and four touchdowns.

The Eagles currently have five tight ends on the roster, and that includes Tyree Jackson, a former quarterback who could miss the bulk of the next season with a torn ACL.

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