Originally written June 15, 2013 on Football Nation:
The two tight end set has been around since Joe Gibbs implemented it, as a way to suppress Lawrence Taylor's effectiveness, but it has never been a more valuable weapon in the passing game as it is in today's NFL.With the success of the Patriots using two tight end sets in their aerial attack, more teams are looking to create mismatches against slower linebackers or smaller defensive backs.The Cowboys felt that Gavin Escobar was the best available tight end in the draft to add that characteristic to their offense.While Escobar lacks the elite speed that many of the play-making tight ends in the NFL possess, he makes up with it with a natural feel for running routes.He runs the seam extremely well and can be deceptively quick out of cuts. He excels at going up and getting the ball at its highest point which shows his basketball background. He was the purest pass catcher out of all the tight ends in the draft, as he refuses to let the ball get into his body.Although Gavin is a...
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