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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:04 am 
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Bust, or as Mak would say, training camp fodder. He is a converted basketball player, so, that means he has the hands but has to learn the rest.

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Dolphins signed TE Gavin Escobar, formerly of the Browns. The 47th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Escobar has bounced between the Cowboys, Chiefs, Browns, and now Dolphins over the past two seasons. He has 30 career catches. Escobar will compete for a roster spot in Miami.


http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/8410/gavin-escobar


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Escobar, 27, who’s 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, played in 64 games with seven starts during his NFL career. He was Dallas’ second-round pick in 2013.

His most productive season was his first. He caught nine passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys in 2013. He has a total of 12 receptions over the past three seasons, including zero last year.


http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost. ... st-signed/




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Strengths Excellent hands catcher, very natural. Locates ball over shoulder very easily, picks the target out of the air effortlessly. Runs the seam like a wideout, long strides and eats up ground. Frequently beat defensive backs vertically, especially when they anticipated the route to be broken off. Absorbs contact even when catching away from body. Can sustain a run block if he gets inside hand position and latch. Frequently used in motion before the snap. Occasionally slow plays first few steps to get defensive back flat footed.

Weaknesses Does not absorb or run through contact as well during routes as he does at the catch point. A straight-line mover after the catch, very little wiggle or straight-up tackle breaking. Not a blocker, either plays too close to his body or lunges from a distance. Soft and tentative on first contact. Was held out of the full-time starting role in 2011 because of it. Leads with elbows or shoulders when blocking.

NFL Comparison Jacob Tamme

Bottom Line As a receiving target, Escobar is exactly what NFL teams are looking for. His fluidity and downfield comfort is effortless, as is Escobar's near refusal to body catch. However, the same issue that kept Escobar out of a full-time role in 2011 could limit his snaps in the NFL: inconsistent blocking. Still, Escobar is a talented receiving option that teams will use around the offensive formation.

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MIKE GESICKI -6' 5" 247 lbs; Draft Projection - Round 2
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If you are looking for a tight end who can line up and help in the running game, he's not your guy. However, if you want a pass-catcher who can get open and has the ball skills to win against linebackers and safeties, he might be your guy. Gesicki needs to improve his play strength and his issues as a blocker could limit the amount of teams who will target him, but he has a chance to become one of the better pass catching tight ends in the league.

Strengths
Smooth in his release
Generates vertical concern for cover linebackers with sneaky build-up speed
Long, athletic gait and loose hips help him create separation on second and third level routes
Puts effort and work into route running
Works the seam without hesitation
Changes route speeds and works head fakes effectively to mask route intentions
Able to run more complex patterns
Ball skills stand out amongst tight end class of 2018
Confident focused pass catcher
Prep standout in volleyball and basketball with the leaping and timing to prove it
Uses length and springs to create rare catch radius
Makes in-air adjustments to the ball and is in optimal position to pull it in when it gets there
Hasn't had a legitimate pass drop in two years

Weaknesses
Built more like a high-jumper than a tight end
Long and lanky with a stride length that limits quickness in and out of breaks
Will struggle to shake coverage on short routes near the line of scrimmage
Play strength is below average
Needs to prove he can handle physical jams and route redirection
Can be slow to get head around and find the ball
Passive approach as blocker puts run plays in immediate peril
Hand usage is poor in run game
Rarely sustains blocks against legitimate edge talent



https://www.nfl.com/prospects/mike-gesi ... 6ca0282cf3


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Bust, or as Mak would say, training camp fodder.

:haha Or my favorite, HE SUCKS! which this guy does.


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Makchell wrote:
Bust, or as Mak would say, training camp fodder.

:haha Or my favorite, HE SUCKS! which this guy does.


Well, the Browns cut him. That's good enough for me.

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I recall thinking Escobar & Jace Amaro would be stud TE when they came out of college. Both have turned into huge misses.


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