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

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)  · Glossary  · SHARE  · Embed  · CSV  · PRE  · LINK  · ?
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

Want more from The Jet Press?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • 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!

14 hours ago

Inside the Mornhinweg Playbook: Geno Smith to Holmes for 38: Week 11

1 day ago

Bucky Brooks’ Mock Draft 5.0: The New York Jets Select…….

1 day ago

A Healthy Chris Johnson Makes Everyone Better