- Texas Tech's Jace Amaro is the nation's most productive tight end, and no one is close. In fact, the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder's receiving numbers are so big - 92 catches for 1,157 yards and six touchdowns - he's a semifinalist for both the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end and the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver. The tight end with the next-best receiving numbers is North Carolina's Eric Ebron, who has 50 catches for 774 yards and three TDs. - AP Sports
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One of the highest-rated high school recruits to enroll in Lubbock, the junior has shown flashes the past two years but finally looks ready for a breakout season in 2013. Amaro collected a career-best nine catches for 97 yards against TCU in mid-September and it was clear he is the focal point of the Tech offense.
Based on physical talent, Amaro has all the makings of a future high NFL Draft pick. (9/20/13)
Strengths: Lining up mostly in the slot, Amaro is a big, fluid athlete who uses his thick body to gain proper positioning in coverage and uses his large, soft mitts to attack the ball in the air. He is a balanced route-runner and collects himself when changing direction with smooth moves to create separation. Amaro is dangerous after the catch and isn't an easy ballcarrier to bring down, running with power and toughness.
Weaknesses: Some maturity and attitude questions that will need to be addressed. Receiving tight end who won't be a fit for all schemes unless he can get in an NFL training program and bulk up.