Provides his QB with a dependable, jumbo-sized target. Fairly athletic, coordinated, and fast in his routes. Wins jump balls thanks to ideal tight end size and a great wingspan. Physical and high-motor: refuses to go down on contact and will shed smaller d-backs. Has potential as a blocker.
Not explosive down the field and won't out-run defenders. Takes a lot of contact, which may affect durability. Can get stiff & upright and needs to better use leverage & balance. Maturity may be an issue after some questionable decision-making (both on-field and off-field).
Well-rounded tight end with starter talent.
Movements & Injuries
Signed by the New York Jets to a four-year contract.
Drafted by the New York Jets in the 2nd round (49th Overall) in 2014.
According to ESPN.com, Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro had a rough day at practice on Wednesday. | 07/30/2014 5:57 PM
According to ESPN.com, Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro had a rough day at practice on Wednesday.
Amaro ran the wrong route and got an earful from OC Marty Mornhinweg and he was razzed by a defensive player after dropping a pass. He's struggled learning the X's and O's of New York's offense so far after playing in a basic offense at Texas Tech. Jets tight ends combined to catch 62 passes for 849 yards and six of New York's 13 passing touchdowns last season so Amaro is a sleeper, but he'll need to show improvement.
Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro hurt his right knee Sunday, according to the Associated Press. | 07/27/2014 7:51 PM
Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro hurt his right knee Sunday, according to the Associated Press.
He tore the ACL in his left knee a few years ago and said he initially feared the worst on Sunday. "It felt like something was wrong," he said. "It was a similar pain, but it didn't hurt as bad. Once I started walking on it, it felt OK." Jets tight ends combined to catch 62 passes for 849 yards and six of New York's 13 passing touchdowns last season, so Amaro is a nice sleeper.
Jets rookie TE Amaro 'looked lost' in spring | 07/15/2014 9:24 AM
ESPN New York reports Jets second-round TE Jace Amaro "looked lost" at minicamp.
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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.
Jets OC: Amaro must make host of adjustments | 06/24/2014 6:12 PM
Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg needs to make a "host" of adjustments in order go get comfortable in a pro-style system.
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Amaro 'lined up everywhere' during OTAs | 06/15/2014 9:39 PM
Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro "lined up everywhere" during OTAs.
Amaro was a tight end in name only while 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 to for the Jets to use Amaro in a similar fashion. Tight ends do not usually find success their rookie seasons, but Amaro's unique skill set could allow him to buck that trend this year.
Amaro wants to catch 100 balls a year | 05/17/2014 9:34 AM
Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro said he wants to "be a tight end that catches 100 balls a year."
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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.
Jets get TE Jace Amaro under contract | 05/16/2014 8:49 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.