These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
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Gavin Escobar*, TE, San Diego State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 254. Arm: 33.58. Hand: 9.68. 40 Time: 4.84. Projected Round (2013): 2-3. 4/24/13: The Combine put a halt to Escobar's rising draft stock. He ran extremely slowly in the 40, verifying the lack of speed that was on display in some tapes. It adds to the concern that Escobar could struggle to get separation in the NFL. Some scouts feel that a team would be better off passing on Escobar and getting a similar tight end who is a value a round later.
Escobar caught 42 passes for 543 yards and six touchdowns this year. He had even better production as a sophomore with 51 receptions for 780 yards and seven touchdowns. The early entry has good size and could develop into a starting tight end.
Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
Height: 5-10. Weight: 193. Arm: 31 1/4. Hand: 9 3/4. 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2013): 3-4. 4/24/13: McFadden totaled 61 tackles with 12 passes broken up and three interceptions this season. 2012 was the best year of his collegiate career and McFadden was solid at the Senior Bowl. He is on the shorter side, but could be a nice slot corner in the NFL. McFadden ran a little slower than expected at the Combine.
The former wide receiver has a reputation as a good cover corner. McFadden totaled 46 tackles, 15 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2011. He recorded 55 tackles, 12 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2010.
I think Walter Football is giving the Jets the grade they deserve. While others are crying because we didn't take an o-lineman or Cb or QB, the Jets got at least 5 starters out of this draft (FS, SS, WR, WR, and TE, a special teams guy and situational pass rusher, a RB that fits the west Coast system as a pass catcher and occasional runner on draws and delays, and two project CB's. Decker, Gilchrist, J Marshall, Middleton, Ronts Miles, and Sheldon Richardson are gone. I can't wait to see what Hackenburg can do with the talent around him, I think the Jets will surprise some people this year!! J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS