Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jace Amaro is one of the top tight end prospects in college football and he is beginning to garner more attention as the season draws near an end. If Amaro is to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, many believe that he would be a first-round selection — if not the first tight end off the board.
Amaro is a tight end that works well in space and could be a quality receiving option in the NFL that would create mismatches for a team’s offense, and Texas head coach Mack Brown recently said that he views Amaro similar to former Longhorn standout Jermichael Finley.
“I think he’ll be a great pro player, a bigger thicker Jermichael Finley,” Brown said, via the Dallas MorningNews. “He’s not a good player. He’s a great player. Unless you give him special attention, you are going to lose the game.”
The Finley comparison is interesting, considering many believe the Packers could be eyeing Amaro due to the uncertainty surrounding Finley’s future.
While the comparisons are warranted, we will still have to wait and see if Amaro declares for the draft and whether or not he will be deserving of a first-round grade. Right now, that seems to be the case. However, everything can change once scouts begin to overanalyze everything during draft season.