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Mel Kiper says the #49ers could draft a TE from a California college. Last name starts with “E.” But it’s not ...
... Stanford's Zach Ertz. Kiper paired the 49ers with San Diego State's Gavin Escobar on an ESPN conference call Wednesday. The Niners met with Escobar (6-5, 254) in March, according to draft analyst Tony Pauline. In his final two seasons, Escobar had 93 catches, 1,323 yards and 13 TDs:
“Escobar is an interesting guy. I've liked him. You look at his skill set and how it translates to the NFL, I think ideally at 6'5½", 6'6", 250 to 255 pounds, he runs well. He plays fast too many times. He's got the hands. He's got the natural receiving skills.
"I think he's in that late second-, early- to mid-third-round discussion. The 49ers could look at him at 61. There's a couple teams, Tampa Bay could look at him in the third-round mix. There are some teams that could be looking at tight ends. Seattle even in the third round.”