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Jace Amaro, TE

School: Texas Tech  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 265 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.74--28 339'10"4.307.42
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.60--24 ----

Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • New England Patriots | #30
    With Rob Gronkowski recovering from ACL surgery the Patriots can't afford to let a talented athletic seam threat pass by.
  • Atlanta Falcons | #5
    While impossible to replace Tony Gonzalez, Amaro would help lessen the blow along with second-year player Levine Toilolo.
  • New England Patriots | #29
    With Rob Gronkowski coming off another injury and Aaron Hernandez in jail, they need another weapon in the middle of the field. They love double-tight looks for when Gronk does come back.
  • Seattle Seahawks | #32
    I believe the Seahawks like Amaro and he brings a dimension their offense really doesn't have as a flex/slot tight end who creates matchup problems. Russell Wilson will love having a 6-5 guy with 106 receptions last year roaming the middle of the field.

Strengths Weaknesses

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.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

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)

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04/15/2014 - Five players who should be on the Patriots' draft radar: TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech: The combination of Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski was a dangerous duo the past few years and forced defenses to prepare for two dynamic options at the tight end position. But with Hernandez behind bars and Gronkowski working his way back from a serious knee injury, tight end is high on the Patriots wish list. While Eric Ebron will be long gone before New England selects in the first round, the Patriots will likely have Amaro available for them at pick 29, who could step in as the new "move" TE. The Texas Tech star played mostly in the slot for the Red Raiders, but is a developing talent with the ability to help an offense in a lot of ways. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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