With the No. 47 pick, the Cowboys added a promising prospect to a position already in secure hands, drafting San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar in Round Two.
The Cowboys’ top tight end, Jason Witten, comes off a 110-catch season, and there’s no doubt he will continue to be one of Tony Romo’s primary targets in 2013. However, the 6-6, 254-pound Escobar will strengthen the Cowboys’ depth in the short term. Also, if he’s quick study in the offense, Escobar could bolster the Cowboys’ various multi-TE packages. The more capable pass-catching tight ends on the field, the better, as the Patriots have shown.
Escobar led San Diego State with 42 receptions for 543 yards and six TDs as a redshirt junior in 2012.