Found January 07, 2013 on Optimum Scouting:
With prospects like Michael Williams of Alabama, Jordan Reed of Florida, Ryan Otten of San Jose State, and many more talented seniors, the tight end class is already shaping up to be a deep group. Combine that with other juniors yet to declare, and this class could play right into the NFL's desire to incorporate tight ends more in the offense. Adding to that is a mild surprise entry, as San Diego State's Gavin Escobar has entered the 2013 NFL Draft, according to Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated. And he'll have to sell NFL teams that HE'S the high upside tight end for some NFL team.   The team's leading receiver by quite a large margin, both in receptions and yards, Escobar became more than just a seam stretching target and a red zone threat this season, despite double, triple, and consistent bracket coverage.  The athletic, 6'6, 255 pound tight end that can do a bit of everything, Escobar works in-line as well as being moved around the formation. He has great size and the frame to bulk up further if the team hopes to keep him in line and further develop his already adequate blocking ability. The athletic seam catcher as of now is in the 2nd round discussion, but he'll have a lot of work to do with established tight ends already in the class and more juniors likely to declare. Still, he has the upside thanks to his size, high point ability, and physicality versus linebacker to really intrigue teams, maybe even as high as the Top 50.

today two of top tight ends declare for the NFL Draft

Today two of the top tight ends in the country decided to forgo their senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.  Both Gavin Escobar of San Diego State and Zach Ertz of Stanford will look very good in NFL uniforms. Aztecs coach Rocky Long confirmed Monday morning that Escobar will forgo his senior season to declare himself eligible for the 2013 NFL draft. The junior tight end and...

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San Diego State is planning to attend the Big East's meetings on Friday, but the school has been talking to the Mountain West about possibly staying in that conference rather than switching leagues. Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco says he doesn't anticipate San Diego State will have a decision at the upcoming meeting in Dallas, but does expect the Aztecs to make up their...

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