The Jets made a great pick in round 2 grabbing Texas Tech tight end, JaceJace Amaro gives the Jets QBs a great option in the middle.
Amaro. My thought was that they would go with a wide receiver in the second round, but a solid pass catching tight end will be just as useful to Geno Smith and Michael Vick.
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The Jets were in dire need of a legitimate red-zone threat and now they have acquired a very big target. Amaro is 6'5" and 265 lbs with solid receiving skills and decent after the catch ability. Nobody will mistake him for Jimmy Graham, but he gives the Jets a true receiving option from the tight end position.
Amaro excels when working in the slot and has decent straight line speed for a big man. He is tough to bring down in the open field, although he will not make many defenders miss. His blocking is subpar for a player his size, but of course that is not the reason that the Jets are bringing him in.
There are some character issues that throw up red flags. He was arrested on charges of credit card fraud, although those charges were eventually dropped. He also has a bit of a mean streak which is not entirely a bad thing. He did get himself ejected from a bowl game for throwing a punch. Amaro will need to keep his emotions focused in order to keep from hurting the team with similar outbursts.
Overall Jace Amaro looks like a great pick for the Jets and a fine value in the second round. Before the combine (where Amaro did not impress) there were people debating who would go first Amaro or Eric Ebron. Although a lackluster combine put those talks to bed, the game tape shows that Amaro is one of the best tight end prospects available in this year's draft.
This still does not address the Jets need for a deep threat on offense. They did pick up a speedster in the form of Chris Johnson, but a home run hitter on the outside could be the final missing piece to a truly explosive offense. Look for the Jets to eyeball a speedy wideout in the later rounds to complete their offensive overhaul.