This is a special edition of SanDiegoSportsDomination and this is our official mock draft for Gavin Escobar. Gavin Escobar will not be returning for his senior season and will be entering the 2013 NFL draft.
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Gavin Escobar impressed NFL Scouts during his Pro Day and talked to all 26 teams in attendance. The 49ers, Buccaneers and Dolphins all had private meetings with Escobar after the Pro Day. Those teams have expressed the most interest in Escobar. Up to today’s date April 10, 2013 Escobar has met with the Eagles, Panthers and Cleveland. Escobar will visit the Chargers on Thursday.
Bolt Blitz NFL Draft Interview (link)
Gavin Escobar Draft Stock (link)
Name: Gavin Escobar
Height: 6-5 Weight: 254
Class/Draft Year: 2013
40 Time: 4.68
Projected Round: 2nd
Gavin Escobar could be the best tight end in the history of SDSU. Escobar has caught the national media eye after his performance last season. The following chart has Escobar’s stats from this past season. All of the categories on this chart have been compared with all national tight end records for 2011 NCAA Division 1.
Ranked first in receiving yards per game with 79. Ranked fourth in receptions with 51. Ranked sixth in receiving touchdowns with seven. Ranked fifth in yards per catch with 53. Gavin Escobar is ranked among the best tight ends in the nation and this was just his sophomore season. Escobar as stated early on in this article, Escobar has been named to the following awards lists for this current season.
Preseason 1st Team All-Mountain West Conference
Athlon Sports: 1st Team All-Mountain West Conference (Post Season Award Soph and Jr. seasons).
Lindy’s Sports: 1st Team All-Mountain West Conference (Post Season Award Soph and Jr. seasons).
Phil Steele: 1st Team All-Mountain West Conference (Post Season Award Soph and Jr. seasons).
Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List: Top Linemen in FBS
John Mackey Awards List: Top Tight Ends in the nation.
Gavin Escobar: Career Statistics
Games Played: 38 Yards Per Catch: 14.6
Catches: 144 Touchdowns: 20
Yards: 2,103 yards Yards Per Game: 55.3
Escobar has been one of the key pieces of the Aztec offensive air and ground attack this season. If he continues to plays externally well this season, there is no reason that he should not be a second round draft pick. Should Escobar return to SDSU for his senior season, he will become a first round draft pick. This is the major question. This very well could be Escobars last season as a San Diego State Aztecs as he wants to head to the NFL. We have heard that his family does not like that decision and would like to see him graduate this fall.
Mid Season Awards Lists:
Mackey Award Midseason Watch List: Best tigh ends in the nation.
John Mackey TE of the Week: October 31
NFL Combine Stats
40 Time: 4.84
Vert Jump: 32 inches
Broad Jump: 114 inches
3 Cone Drill: 7.07
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.31
60 Yard Shuttle: 11.86
Gavin Escobar had a very slow forty time as shown above but did have a very impressive 3 cone drill. Escobar caught every single pass thrown to him at the NFL Combine making up for his slow forty time. NFL Fans must remember that the NFL Combine is good to asses talent but the players NFL Pro Day is more important. San Diego State’s Pro Day is on March 19th. The following NFL teams are looking at drafting Escobar Browns, Buccaneers, Broncos, Chargers, Dolphins (Top Draft Target), Eagles, Steelers, and the Jets. Escobar will be selected in the second round of the NFL draft. He has the talent and will be a weapon for the team that drafts him.
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