Cowboys Make Another Questionable Pick with Gavin Escobar

San Diego State Tight End Goes to Cowboys

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COMMENTARY | What exactly is the plan of attack here for the Dallas Cowboys?

Less than 24 hours after taking Travis Frederick in the first round with the 31st pick, the Cowboys shock the world again by taking a tight end in the second round.

I repeat: A tight end. In the second round.

Ladies and gents, meet Gavin Escobar. The newest member of the Dallas Cowboys who was taken with the 47th pick in the NFL Draft.

Escobar was a redshirt junior at San Diego State who possesses a 6-foot-6, 254-pound frame and can catch anything thrown to him. He can also be a quality second red zone option for Tony Romo, and is also a pretty good route runner.

He hauled in 42 catches for 543 yards and six touchdowns last year as an Aztec in the Mountain West.

That's good news. The bad news? He can't block.

If the Cowboys were going to take a tight end in this draft, he needed to be a blocking tight end. Now, how does Jason Garrett split time between Escobar and James Hanna at the No. 2 spot?

This almost sounds like another Anthony Fasano/Martellus Bennett type situation, especially if Hanna can have a good year catching the ball.

Tie that in with the fact that he runs a 4.8 40-yard time, and this pick absolutely makes no sense.

Sitting there with that pick, Dallas could've addressed safety by taking South Carolina's D.J. Swearinger or SMU defensive end Margus Hunt, just to name a few.

Once again, the Cowboys leave everyone scratching their heads as to what the plan is for this NFL Draft. This almost makes the Frederick pick look like they hit the jackpot.

He's a good athlete, but he lacks a lot of qualities that the Cowboys need. Once again, it's another case of addressing need over want.

If Dallas doesn't do anything productive with these two third-round picks, this is going to be a long night.

Danny Webster is a featured columnist for the Dallas Cowboys. You can get in contact with him by going on Twitter and finding @DannyWebster21.

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