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New York Jets Prospects: TE Jace Amaro

Jace Amaro – TE – Texas Tech Red Raiders

-Height: 6’5″

-Weight: 260 lbs.

-Junior 

Strengths:

  • Has great hands, can make difficult catches in the middle of the field
  • Could become a reliable blocker – has the frame for it
  • Can play the tight end position and could even do some work as a slot receiver
  • Runs routes quickly; pretty fast for a big tight end

Weaknesses:

  • Is an inconsistent blocker
  • Concern for maturity; has had some problems at Texas Tech
  • At Texas Tech, Amaro didn’t play in a pro-style offense and is not used to playing in the three-point stance

Analysis: In 2013, Jace Amaro broke out and quickly became one of the best tight ends in college football. He is a reliable receiver – accumulating 106 receptions, 1,352 yards, and seven touchdowns. He is pretty quick on his feet for a 260-pound tight end, which helped raise his draft stock. Although he has the size to become a solid blocker, but was a bit inconsistent while at Texas Tech. We are all aware of the Jets’ need at this position.  A great receiving tight end would be just what the doctor ordered for a young quarterback like Geno Smith.  If the coaches work with him, they can turn him into a solid tight end in the first round.

Projected: First Round

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