In this piece we will look at Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro. Amaro is said to be a prospect of interest for the Jets. He is in a class of talented tight ends including Eric Ebron and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Amaro put together a strong season in Lubbock and will look to impress at the combine.
Jace Amaro: Junior Tight End Texas Tech 6'5" 260 lbs.
Amaro was a highly touted prospect coming out of Macarthur High School in San Antonio, Texas. He earned a 4 star ranking from Rivals.com. As a freshman, Jace appeared in 12 games for the Red Raiders catching 7 passes for 57 yards and 2 touchdowns. He improved his stats during his sophomore season with 25 catches for 409 yards and 4 touchdowns.
This past season Amaro has become a bonafide stud. He caught 109 passes for 1352 yards and 7 touchdowns. Amaro has been praised for his ability to line up in the slot and create physical mismatches. He utilizes his large frame to create space and catch the ball with soft hands. He runs fairly clean routes and shifts his weight well on cuts. He is extremely difficult to bring down after the catch. He is deceptively quick in the open field and accelerates well.
Amaro needs to work on his on field instinct. He won't look for an opening after losing the battle in coverage. He needs to mature and work on his temper at the next level. Amaro must improve his blocking technique if he wants to find success in the NFL.
Its evident that Amaro has the capability to be a day one starter in the league. He has a high ceiling and great build for an NFL tight end. He has minor flaws to improve on, but look for the Texas Tech tight end to go early in the first round. Is he the right fit for the Jets? The answers will vary, but the bottom line is that Amaro can play ball.