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Jace Amaro | Tight End

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Texas Tech
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ESPN New York reports Jets second-round TE Jace Amaro "looked lost" at minicamp.
Amaro faces a steep learning curve, as he's trying to go from Texas Tech's basic, no-huddle spread attack to Gang Green's West Coast offense. Amaro's dynasty outlook is favorable as the potential No. 2 to Eric Decker, but he's nothing more than a late-round flier in re-draft. Rookie tight ends often take a year to develop. Jul 15 - 9:24 AM

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Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg said Jace Amaro needs to make a "host" of adjustments in order to get comfortable in a pro-style system.

Amaro is coming from Texas Tech's no-huddle spread attack, in which he acted as a slot receiver and ran very simple routes. ESPN New York says he struggled in last week's minicamp, looking lost at times. Amaro is going to be the pass-catching complement to in-line option Jeff Cumberland and has a nice opportunity on a Jets team in dire need of weaponry, but there's going to be a learning curve (as there is with the vast majority of rookie tight ends). Amaro is just a late-round flier in re-draft formats.
Jun 24 - 6:12 PM

Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro "lined up everywhere" during OTAs.

Amaro was a tight end in name only at Texas Tech, lining up in the slot nearly 90 percent of the time. With no difference makers outside besides Eric Decker, it makes sense for the Jets to use Amaro similarly. Tight ends do not usually find success their rookie seasons, but Amaro's immediate opportunity and catch-first skills could allow him to buck that trend this year.
Jun 15 - 9:39 PM

Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro said he wants to "be a tight end that catches 100 balls a year."

It is a lofty goal, but Amaro has the skill set to be a big-time receiving threat for a Jets team in need of them. He is a prototypical "move" tight end that will threaten the seam and work the middle from the slot. Rookie tight ends have historically struggled to find success in the NFL, but Amaro is in a great position to buck that trend this season.
May 17 - 9:34 AM

Jets signed second-round TE Jace Amaro to a four-year contract.

The 49th overall pick, Amaro projects as a "move" tight end after lining up in the slot nearly 90 percent of the time last season for Texas Tech. He and Jeff Cumberland will form a 1-2 "punch" at tight end for Gang Green. Amaro should be the No. 2 or 3 option in the passing game for Geno Smith or Michael Vick.
May 16 - 8:49 AM

Jets selected Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro with the No. 49 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

The Jets finally have their Dustin Keller replacement. Amaro (6-foot-5 3/8, 265) exploded onto the scene as a junior, posting a 106-1,352-7 line in the Red Raiders' spread offense. He lined up in the slot on 87.5 percent of his snaps. With respectable 4.72 speed, Amaro projects as a "move" tight end with a large catch radius (34-inch arms) and plus route-running chops. Amaro surprised evaluators at the Combine with 28 bench-press reps, demonstrating better-than-expected upper-body strength. Although not as dynamic as Eric Ebron or as physically dominant as Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Amaro should be an early NFL contributor with plenty of Dynasty league appeal. As the Jets' wideout depth chart is limited beyond Eric Decker, Amaro will be someone to monitor in re-draft formats this season.
May 9 - 8:29 PM

The New York Daily News reports Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro is on the Jets' "short list" at No. 18 overall.

GM John Idzik personally attended Amaro's Pro Day last month, while he'll visit Jets Park next week. Gang Green had one of the league's weakest collection of tight ends last season, and Amaro should still be on the board at No. 18. Standing in at 6-foot-5, 265 pounds, Amaro caught 106 passes for 1,352 yards as a junior. He clocked a 4.72 40 at the Combine.
Apr 15 - 5:06 PM

The Patriots hosted free agent Owen Daniels before he signed with Baltimore.

As beat writer Mike Reiss points out, it's an indication New England likely intends to upgrade at "move" tight end, where ex-Packer D.J. Williams currently tops the depth chart. Texas Tech's Jace Amaro would be an outstanding fit for the role, and is tentatively expected to be available when the Pats draft at the No. 29 pick. Tennessee State's A.C. Leonard could be a later-round option.
Source: ESPN Boston
Apr 7 - 2:59 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt confirmed TE Jace Amaro "has the look of a late first-round pick" after Texas Tech's Pro Day on Friday.

Amaro improved on his official 4.72 forty-yard dash at the Combine, running forty times of 4.69 and 4.68. He remains very much in the first-round discussion and could be the second tight end drafted behind Eric Ebron. The Jets, Packers, and Giants were among the teams in attendance for Amaro's Pro Day.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 14 - 8:48 PM

Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro ran forty times of 4.62 and 4.66 at the NFL Scouting Combine, though his "official" time was 4.72.

He weighed in at 6-foot-5 3/8 and 265 pounds Friday, and led all tight ends on the bench press with 28 reps. Amaro was an extremely productive collegian and has an ideal size-speed combination for the increasingly tight end-heavy NFL. He projects as a mid to late first-rounder.
Feb 22 - 2:56 PM

Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro measured 6-foot-5 3/8 and 265 pounds at Thursday's NFL Combine weigh-in.

It's perhaps notable that Rob Gronkowski is currently listed at 6-foot-6, 265, just a hair taller than Amaro. Very much in the first-round discussion, Amaro posted a ridiculous 106-1,352-12.8-7 receiving line as a junior before leaving early for the pros. Find out where Rotoworld college prospects guru Josh Norris sent Amaro in his latest mock draft at the link below.
Feb 20 - 3:59 PM