I’ve been around the NFL draft scene long enough to know who to listen to, who to ignore and which mocks to follow.
Obviously the Todd McShays and Mel Kipers of the world are your best information guys, but when it comes to mock drafts and providing educated guesses and assumptions on who a team may select based on their needs; there are few better than WalterFootball.com.
Browsing the latest mock draft, I came across a very interesting pick for the Green Bay Packers, who they have slotted at No. 16. WalterFootball.com has the Pack selecting tight end Jace Amaro from Texas Tech. Here’s the reasoning.
With Jermichael Finley heading for free agency, Green Bay could grab a replacement. Jace Amaro has been fantastic this year, and he’s the top tight end if he leaves Texas Tech. As Charlie Campbell reported,Jace Amaro is likely declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft, but nothing is definite yet.
Jermichael Finley has been mostly a disappointment in Green Bay, so moving on from his tenure at tight end would be a smart move. He’s immensely talented, but just couldn’t find any consistency with the Packers. Injuries have also played into that as well.
I do like what Andrew Quarless brings to the table, but is he a true starting NFL tight end or more of a great utility player? He would be a very dangerous No. 2 tight end in special packages, and bringing in a guy like Amaro would allow the Packers to do that.
He’s a big tight end at 6-foot-5, 265 pounds and he’s had a productive year for the Red Raiders; catching 98 receptions for 1,240 yards and seven touchdowns.