Gavin Escobar drafted by the Dallas Cowboys

Gavin Escobar: Aztecs For Life

Former San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar hauls in a pass in the 2012 season. (Ernie Anderson/SDSU Media Relations)

Former San Diego State tight end and ‘Aztec For Life’ Gavin Escobar has just been drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound tight end was drafted with the 15th pick in the 2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the 47th overall pick in the draft.

Congratulations to Gavin!

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Aztecs in the NFL

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Russell Allen – Linebacker, Jacksonville Jaguars

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Aaron Brewer – Long snapper, Denver Broncos

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Vincent Brown – Wide receiver, San Diego Chargers

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Miles Burris – Linebacker, Oakland Raiders

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Brice Butler  Wide receiver, Oakland Raiders

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Brandyn Dombrowski – Offensive line, San Diego Chargers

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Tommie Draheim – Offensive line, Kansas City Chiefs

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Nik Embernate – Offensive line, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Heath Farwell – Linebacker, Seattle Seahawks

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Ronnie Hillman – Running back, Denver Broncos

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Ryan Katz – Quarterback, Denver Broncos

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Ryan Lindley – Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals

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Jerome Long  Defensive line, Dallas Cowboys

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Lance Louis – Offensive line, Miami Dolphins

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Leon McFadden – Cornerback, Cleveland Browns

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Kassim Osgood – Wide receiver, San Francisco 49ers

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DeMarco Sampson – Wide receiver, Buffalo Bills

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Brian Stahovich – Punter, Buffalo Bills

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Brett Swain – Wide receiver, Seattle Seahawks

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Roberto Wallace – Wide receiver,  Tennessee Titans

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Antwan Applewhite – Linebacker/Defensive end

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Kirk Morrison – Linebacker

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Chaz Schilens – Wide receiver

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Aztecs in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Gavin Escobar

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Gavin Escobar competes in the broad jump test at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL)

Height: 6’5 7/8″
Weight: 254 pounds
Arm length: 33 5/8″
Hand size: 9 3/4″

40-yard dash: 4.84 seconds, 11th*
3-cone drill: 7.07 seconds, 2nd*
20-yard shuttle: 4.31 seconds, 2nd*
60-yard shuttle: 11.86 seconds, 5th*
Vertical jump: 32 inches, 8th*
Broad jump: 114 inches, 7th*
Bench press: DNP**

*Rank amongst 19 tight ends at combine
**Escobar did not participate in the bench press test at the combine

Analysis
Although Escobar did not record the fastest 40-yard dash time, the rest of his combine performance was very impressive. He was the second-best amongst the tight ends in both the three-cone drill and the 20-yard shuttle, and ranked in the middle of the pack in the other tests.

What distanced Escobar from the the group was his performance in the various position drills, where he displayed his incredible ball-catching skills and had NFL analyst Mike Mayock raving about his hands.

“Trust me, Rich, you’re going to get to know this name in the next few months,” Mayock said to fellow broadcaster Rich Eisen during the combine. “Watching him catch a football, it’s like ballet. I mean this kid’s got strong hands and he goes up for the ball.”

Escobar will have a chance to better his 40-yard dash time at San Diego State’s pro day on March 19, but it won’t be too much of a concern to NFL scouts. His game film is all the proof they need to see that he is fast enough to play at the next level.

Overall, Escobar had a solid performance at the combine, and although he didn’t shock scouts with jaw-dropping numbers, he likely secured his position as one of the top three tight ends available.

Projection
2nd-3rd round


Gavin Escobar 2013 NFL Combine Highlights


Gavin Escobar 2012 Season Highlights


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