2(47) Gavin Escobar TE San Diego St. Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: 5th rated TE, 84th player overall, 3rd-4th round projection. Escobar beat out three other players to win the starting job as a sophomore and had an impressive season. He has good size and athletic ability, he runs well, and he does a nice job adjusting to the poorly thrown ball. He showed a knack for finding the open areas of the defense and he can make plays down the field. Escobar really came on the past two years, taking advantage of the fact that San Diego St. lost their top two WRs to the NFL going into the 2011 season. He could do a solid job for you if you can get him in the right spot in the draft. For me, you would be talking about the late day two or early day three area. - Nolan Nawrocki, Pro Football Weekly: 2nd rated TE, 38th player overall, top 50 pick. Big, athletic, dependable TE with good receiving skills. Needs to make strides as a blocker, but can move the chains and factor in the red zone and should develop into a very good starter. - Frank Coyle, Draft Insiders Digest: 3rd rated TE, 55th player overall, 3rd round projection. Massive athlete with the big frame that will allow further growth potentialand with some strength development. He has been a hard worker in the weight room for overall strength development, especially in the lower body where he has the base and long arms to be a complete performer. Hehas good upper body strength that translates well to the field as a blocker, especially a powerful hand punch. As a route runner, he was adequate and deliberate at times, though he shows the body control and the ability to adjust for the ball. High developed prospect and fine top 75 prospect on my board. Highly underrated playmaker with legitimate pro bowl potential to be a complete starter with development. - Scouts Inc., ESPN: 3rd rated TE, 58th player overall, 2nd-3rd round projection. Escobar's ball skills are strong, he is a polished route runner and does a nice job setting up breaks and getting open underneath. He doesn't have great speed, but he is fast enough to work the seam and pick up some yards after the catch. There's a lot to like about his frame and potential as a blocker, but the problem is that it's just potential at this point. He has to improve at the point of attack. - Rob Rang, NFL Draft Scout: 5th rated TE, 95th player overall. 3rd round projection. The lanky junior led the Aztecs in catches (42), receiving yards (543) and touchdowns (6), earning not only first team All-Mountain West honors but also being named a semifinalist for the Mackey Award. Escobar's value to his future NFL team will be in his ability to stretch the seam and make difficult grabs over the middle. If allowed to split out wide in this role, he could quickly emerge as a dangerous weapon.