NFL Draft Pick 2:17 - Gavin Escobar, TE, Dallas Cowboys

by Cory J. Bonini on April 26, 2013 @ 17:13:06 PDT


Gavin Escobar, TE, Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys have selected San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar with the 49th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Fantasy analysis: Escobar is an athletic, pass-catching hybrid tight end. He could see time flexed into the slot in 2013 and should be on the field a fair amount in passing situations. While his blocking is suspect, it's not too poor to be corrected by good coaching.

Clearly, Tony Romo loves to rely on Jason Witten. Dez Bryant emerged as Dallas' No. 1 wide receiver last year, and Miles Austin is still in the mix for balls. Escobar may have a tough time finding meaningful looks for fantasy purposes. He has long-term value as Witten's possible eventual replacement. Temper your expectations for 2013.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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