Scouting the 2014 NFL Draft: TE Jace Amaro

Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Jace Amaro (22) after the Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Again, I know it’s early to start scouting draftees, but with all of the talk around this guy, we should take a look at him, so that is what we are going to do. Tonight we are going to take a look at Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro.

Let’s start by going to the video tape for some highlights:

This player stands at 6’5″, excellent for a tight end, and weighs 260 pounds. Here are his stats while in college:

Receiving & Rushing

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Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2011 Texas Tech Big 12 TE 12 7 57 8.1 2 7 57 8.1 2
*2012 Texas Tech Big 12 TE 7 25 409 16.4 4 25 409 16.4 4
*2013 Texas Tech Big 12 JR TE 13 106 1352 12.8 7 106 1352 12.8 7
Career Texas Tech 138 1818 13.2 13 138 1818 13.2 13

PROS: As we said earlier, his size is one of his biggest strengths. He also has a clear nose for the end zone. He has terrific game speed, can get away from anyone. Jace has good feet, can control them near the sidelines. He also runs a great pass route, and doesn’t drop passes.

CONS: I am stretching now, but based on how he played, coming out early might not have been the best idea.  He has only had one good year on offense.  Being only a junior, he might have been better suited staying in school and building on the year that he had.  He’s a decent run blocker, but that could stand so improvement.

Bottom line, it’s early.  Other choices are going to become available.  But, being they are at #18, and Jace Amaro might be available at #18.  The Jets would do fine if they choose Amaro.

Topics: Jace Amaro, New York Jets, Texas Tech

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  • Paul Newbold

    Agreed. Amaro/Ebron/Jenkins one of the three would make sense for the Jets offense. The draft is deep enough to wait to the second to grab a wide receiver. The Jets have a lot of options, being they own 12 picks, including 2 third rounders. It will be a good draft to truly grade Idzik, and if they get it right, it could set the Jets up for years to come. Here’s hoping they do!

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