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2013 NFL Draft profiles: San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar

A closer look at San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar who is projected to be taken within the top-100 of the NFL Draft.


San Diego State redshirt junior Gavin Escobar is one of the top tight ends in the 2013 NFL Draft, and could be selected somewhere in the late second or third rounds. Escobar has been one of the more consistent threats for the Aztecs over the past few years.

Escobar created mismatches for linebackers who were responsible for covering the 6-foot-6 tight end, and NFL teams definitely want a player like Escobar who can lineup as a wide receiver or tight end and create an advantage in their passing game.

San Diego State's offense has been an outfit that has gone to a spread attack for part of the time that Escobar was there, and even when Rocky Long took over as head coach they kept a lot of the spread tactics.

Escobar has mainly lined up as a wide receiver and has not played all that much in a three-point stance during his college career. His off the line blocking needs to get better, and that goes back to not playing with his hand on the ground.

With those limitations it could dicate which team will draft Escobar, however there are offenses that like the Patriots, Falcons or Texans that use tight ends as wide receivers and those types off teams that are likely who will draft Escobar.

Over the past two seasons Escobar has hauled in 93 receptions and 13 touchdowns, and was the teams leading receiver this past year.

Here are some highlights of Escobar from the 2012 season: