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Of the 12 picks the Jets made last May, their second-round selection of Jace Amaro is the most exciting. Amaro has the ability to be a dangerous threat as a "joker" tight end, much like Dustin Keller was from 2008 to 2012.
However, the Texas Tech star is quickly learning that playing tight end in the NFL will be a much bigger challenge than anything he faced in college.
While he has flashed at times in OTAs, he has made as many mistakes with drops. The young Amaro is growing frustrated with his inconsistent play so far, he tells ESPN New York's Rich Cimini:
It’s been fun out there, but I have to make sure I get better...Today, just have to make sure you’re getting better at routes. I’m just overthinking a little too much on the plays and stuff like that.
There is no reason for the Jets to be the slightest bit nervous about Amaro's drops at this stage. Overthinking and trying to do too much is all too common among rookies, who are trying to grasp a new system on a new team with a new quarterback.
In fact, it would be even more surprising if Amaro was making a seamless transition into the NFL by playing error-free football.
The Jets will be relying on Amaro to contribute early and often, and he has plenty of time between now and Week 1 of the regular season to get over these mental hurdles.