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Tight end Gavin Escobar visiting Chiefs today


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#1 Semo

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:15 PM

http://www.prosports...rticleId=460681



#2 WichitaZRide

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

This draft is too TE heavy to go after a free agent unless its for a minimum contract.  I've seen multiple "draft gurus" say they have 1-3 round grades on 8-10 TEs, and several of these will fall to later rounds.

 

This is one of the few actual "NEEDS" I think the Chiefs have.  I'd love to finally see a legit complement to Kelce other than Harris, who drops more than he catches, and Shaggs, who has just been a disappointment.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 04:43 PM

He's a good blocking TE. He will be that Fasano we sure missed.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

He's a good blocking TE. He will be that Fasano we sure missed.

 None of our guys at TE could block. We need a hard nosed guy like that.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

Kelce is a pretty strong blocker

#6 oldtimer

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:28 PM

Chiefs are signing Gavin Escobar, free agent TE, to one-year deal..per Arrowhead Pride

#7 DieHard

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:31 PM

Kelce is a pretty strong blocker


I have watched whiff way to many. He may get there, but right now he is not a good blocker at all.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:36 PM

I will give be him improvement points this year. TG didn't set the world on fire blocking early on, but really develop into a very good blocker.

#9 DefensiveMan

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:00 PM

Let the guy block. We need this.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:20 PM

Does this spell doom for Shag or Harris. Or do they both have a shot at TE3. I think that Harris has more blocking upside and Shag moe receiving up side. Harris has been given every opportunity to shine, but those two bricks are killing him.

#11 NChiefsCorner

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:43 PM

RotoWorld is also confirming the Chiefs signed him.



#12 KC Warpaint

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:22 AM

not sure why the chiefs would do this for a TE



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:41 AM

not sure why the chiefs would do this for a TE

Because the Chiefs have Kelce, and not much more. Kelce can block, but typically doesn't do it very well. O'Shag is not good. We don't know if Harris will be on the team next year. I'm betting against it. The fourth guy, Ross Travis, is a basketball conversion project. On the list is a bunch of pass receivers, and not one blocking TE.

 

I remember Gavin Escobar in the draft. I didn't think much of him. He had size, and strong hands, but couldn't block, and did not have the physical traits that stood out to say he could get open in the NFL. The Cowpokes worked on his blocking ability. He didn't get many opportunities to catch a pass, and his production is about what I expected it would be.

 

My guess is the Chiefs gave him a contract for league minimum with incentives, but no guaranteed money. I will be shocked if it is anything different. If he can block, the Chiefs need him. If he can't block, there are going to be opportunities in the draft to get a TE. Now,  finding a blocking TE isn't as easy as it used to be. Most are not called on to block.



#14 DieHard

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:46 AM

Probably just a body.

#15 NChiefsCorner

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:56 AM

It also said on RotoWorld that he couldn't block a lick.



#16 WichitaZRide

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:12 AM

I totally forgot Harris got popped for weed an knowing the NFLs hatred for a KC, will slap him with a 4 game suspension...he's the replacement...

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 02:32 AM

Im done with harris. Every year he's going to break out. And never does.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 02:37 AM

I totally forgot Harris got popped for weed an knowing the NFLs hatred for a KC, will slap him with a 4 game suspension...he's the replacement...

Trade Harris to Cleveland.



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 03:00 AM

Because the Chiefs have Kelce, and not much more. Kelce can block, but typically doesn't do it very well. O'Shag is not good. We don't know if Harris will be on the team next year. I'm betting against it. The fourth guy, Ross Travis, is a basketball conversion project. On the list is a bunch of pass receivers, and not one blocking TE.

 

I remember Gavin Escobar in the draft. I didn't think much of him. He had size, and strong hands, but couldn't block, and did not have the physical traits that stood out to say he could get open in the NFL. The Cowpokes worked on his blocking ability. He didn't get many opportunities to catch a pass, and his production is about what I expected it would be.

 

My guess is the Chiefs gave him a contract for league minimum with incentives, but no guaranteed money. I will be shocked if it is anything different. If he can block, the Chiefs need him. If he can't block, there are going to be opportunities in the draft to get a TE. Now,  finding a blocking TE isn't as easy as it used to be. Most are not called on to block.

 

 

but with so many TE's in the draft they could have waited....



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 05:26 AM

Kelce is a pretty strong blocker

He can make good blocks when he makes them. He doesn't always show up. He is better in the open field against DBs than on the line against a DE.






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