Gavin Escobar will probably never be a good blocker. The question is whether he can be a good enough blocker to get on the field.
Escobar remains behind James Hanna on the Cowboys’ tight end depth chart and his blocking deficiencies have been exposed in the first two preseason games. Escobar has the worst run-blocking grade of any player this preseason according to ProFootballFocus.com’s data.
“I work on it every day and try to take pride in it” Escobar said. “It’s definitely gotten better but it’s always got to improve.”
The Cowboys knew Escobar a part-time player as a sophomore at San Diego State because of his struggles as a blocker would need time to develop in that facet of the game. They believed his potential as a pass-catcher justified using a second-round pick on him.
Second-round picks are expected to make an immediate impact however. It’s hard to envision that happening for Escobar as a rookie if he can’t beat out Hanna.
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