San Diego State only has two players at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this weekend and the first of the two participated today. Tight end Gavin Escobar continued to impress scouts today with his performance.
Escobar weighed in 6’6″ and 254 pounds. He had an arm length of 33 and 5/8 inches and a hand length of 9 and 3/4 inches. His weigh in numbers were drawing comparisons to future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez. While scouts have been impressed with his size, his hands are what has him rising up draft boards. He runs vertically like a wide receiver and catches just about anything thrown in his vicinity.
Today at the combine, he participated in every drill, something that shows that he’s committed to improving his draft stock and showing scouts his full abilities. Here’s a breakdown of how he fared:
40-yard dash: 4.84 sec
Vert jump: 32.0 inch
Broad jump: 114.0 inch
3 cone drill: 7.07 sec
20-yard shuttle: 4.31 sec
60-yard shuttle: 11.86 sec
Escobar finished in the top 10 in every category with the cone drill and the 20-yard shuttle being his best categories, where he finished second. The SDSU tight end should see his draft stock go up even more after the weekend combine. He creates mismatches for defenses and the need for tight end is ever growing in the NFL.
Here’s Escobar weighing in on the weekend and his Aztec career before he participated in drills.