TE JACE AMARO, TEXAS TECH*

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6’5” – 260 lbs. – 4.65e

STATISTICAL PROFILE:

2011: 7 – 57 – 2 (8.1)
2012: 25 – 409 – 4 (16.4)

OVERVIEW:

Appeared in a limited capacity as a true freshman in 2011, then stepped into the starting lineup as a sophomore, starting six of seven games before being lost for the season due to some internal bleeding.

STRENGTHS:

•    Has been one of the most productive receivers in college football in 2013.
•    Possesses prototypical height, bulk, and length for a pro tight end.
•    Lines up all over the field, more commonly used as a wide receiver.
•    More athletic than your typical tight end, should test pretty well.
•    Does a nice job of adjusting to passes outside of his frame, nice radius.
•    Has soft hands, generally brings in any passes he should catch.
•    Runs a fairly wide variety of routes, usually curls, in routes, crosses.
•    Capable of blocking cornerbacks on screens and in the run game.

WEAKNESSES:

•    Would be declaring with only one full season of starting experience.
•    Rarely lines up as a traditional inline “Y”, almost exclusively a flex.
•    Certainly not a devastating blocker, rarely asked to block linebackers.
•    Whiffs on some blocks when asked to deal with quicker defenders.
•    Takes some hard hits, has had his bell rung a few times over the middle.
•    Missed roughly half of the 2012 campaign with internal bleeding.

SUMMARY:

Amaro is well-suited to the modern NFL, a tall, athletic tight end with prototypical bulk and length who is used all over the formation, generally as a wide receiver, either split out wide or, more frequently, in the slot. He runs enough routes to be a dangerous option in the passing game, with soft hands and an impressive catch radius. At this point, the main concern with Amaro is that he is very rarely used as a traditional inline tight end despite having the type of size which would suggest that role, meaning there is little tape of him blocking defensive ends and linebackers. Still, his junior season has been productive enough to warrant consideration in the late first round or early second round. RD 1-2

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