Nov 16, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jace Amaro (22) celebrates his second touchdown catch in the first quarter against the Baylor Bears at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Draft Grade: New York Jets Select Jace Amaro


The New York Jets selected tight end Jace Amaro with the 49th pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Scheme Fit

Everybody talks about potential at the draft but there is something to be said for guys who produce too.  Jace Amaro was the best pass catching tight end in college football.  He’s 6’6″, can run, has soft hands and is plenty physical to deal with press coverage from tougher defenses.  Not the greatest athlete but at that size it shouldn’t matter much.

My Reaction

The New York Jets did the right thing.  They needed more offensive firepower and tight end was at the top of their list.  Amaro should be able to start right away and offer a great red zone option if anything else.  If his coaches figure out what he does best, he should offer constant mismatches down the middle of the field.

Grade:  A

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  • maafla1

    Agreed Amaro is an A pick. Had they landed Marqis Lee it would have been A+.

    • Erik Lambert

      Perhaps but Amaro was there, he should’ve been taken and he was. It was the right pick.

      • maafla1

        I agree. Just saying that if the Jets had been able to trade up and get Marquice Lee, THAT would have been an A+ move. Love the Amaro pick.

        • Erik Lambert

          Sadly Jacksonville beat you to the punch

          • maafla1

            Yes but not for lack of trying. Jets tried to trade up but couldn’t pull off the deal