Jace Amaro, the former Texas Tech standout, was drafted 49th overall by the New York Jets in the 2014 NFL draft. The talented tight end is as potential-laden as they come, and that raw talent was enough to tempt the Jets to take a chance on him.
Amaro showed fantastic skill last season for the Red Raiders, racking up 1,352 receiving yards as a big target in Kliff Klingsbury's pass-heavy scheme. He was a unanimous All-American in 2013 and a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award.
Amaro has the size, speed and strength to be a superstar in the NFL. He has good leaping ability and good hands, allowing him to go up and get the ball in traffic. He's extremely tough to bring down in the open field and is surprisingly agile for someone his size. In other words, he has all the physical tools to be a dominant force in the pros.
But the former Red Raider remains a work in progress as a tight end. His hands are solid, but not elite, and his route running is still rather raw. For being so big, he can get knocked off his track rather easily, and there are some maturity issues tied to him as well.
Will Amaro live up to his immense potential and become the next big star in the league? Or will he turn out to be another high-profile bust? Watch as our draft experts discuss the tight end's ceiling and what he brings to the NFL as a rookie.