2013 Dallas Cowboys Second Round Selection (47th overall):
Tight End Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
This was a real head scratcher for many fans. With a plethora of needs to fill, and so much talent available, the Cowboys opted to draft a tight end when they already had Jason Witten and James Hanna on the roster. Still, Dallas has wanted to implement the “12” formation for some time now and they needed a versatile tight end like Escobar to achieve it.
Escobar has proven to have a good pair of hands, but still has a lot of work to do in his blocking and route running. Everyone can see the potential the 6’6 tight end has as an offensive weapon, (especially in the endzone) but he has a long way to go in justifying his selection so early in the draft.
Grade so far: C+
In his first three games he’s been targeted just five times. He’s had three receptions for 40 yards and one score. Escobar could have had another touchdown last week but he failed to get both feet in the endzone against the St. Louis Rams, a common rookie mistake.