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love it all but round 2

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by supercowboy8, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Love Frederick, Williams, and Wilcox. Its not that I don't like the player in Escobar, I think he is a good TE and a good player but just don't see the reason for the pick in the 2nd.
  2. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Makes a lot of sense IF we actually go base 12. Witten, Escobar, Dez, Williams.
  3. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I do like how our offense is shaping up here.

    Still not thrilled about burning a 2 again on a TE, but I do like Escobar
  4. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    All three of our offensive picks will help in red zone, I believe.
  5. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    I agree in general...I'd feel better about having some beef on the d-line in addition to the picks in the 1st and 3rd. I get it that Escobar will be a weapon, but boy would some young defensive line talent be nice right now.

    I really like the Frederick/Williams combo for trading 18.
  6. Macnalty

    Macnalty Active Member

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    I agree and I really like Escobar and think he will end up the best pick of this draft, although I do not know alot about T Williams WR, Escobar can be a Superstar IMO once him and Tony form a trust. Still there were some helpful talented players which met some of our dire needs on the board. I understand that this is Jason Witten's heir.
  7. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I've definitely warmed up to Escobar
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I agree. The players are all decent, though I think most were taken too early (not Williams, if you wanted best WR there).

    But round 2 and 3 were loaded, so burning the 47 th pick on Escobar really hurt this draft overall, IMO.

    In league moving more and more to speed, we took A super slow TE at 47.
    The guy is really skilled though
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    You think Williams beats out miles austin as a rookie?
    Uh, no
    If so, we really got a gem though.
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    System

    Escobar lined up all over the formation at San Diego State. He was an inline tight end, slot receiver, and H-back, sometimes changing his position before the snap.

    Release

    Escobar gets up to speed quickly with a good burst out of his stance. He even gets a good launch out of a three-point stance. Cushion from linebackers and safeties gets eaten up right away when Escobar rips the seam.

    Routes

    Escobar has an excellent throttle-down and break in his routes and finds lots of soft spots in zone defenses with these abilities. He can get up the field quickly, but lacks a second gear to separate downfield. Still, with his height and ball skills, he can be a viable target in tight coverage.

    Hands

    Escobar is a natural hands catcher who almost never lets the ball get into his body. He can fluidly extend and go high for a catch as easily as he can get low to snag an errant pass. Escobar might have the best hands of any tight end in this class. He'll gain the trust of his quarterback very quickly.

    Ball Skills

    Adjusting to the ball in flight is a routine exercise for Escobar. He can go high, low, or twist around to make his effective catch radius as big as any player in this class at tight end, and all but a few wide receivers. Escobar doesn't quite maximize his ability here, as he lacks a "my ball mentality" and does not attack the ball upon arrival.

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