Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jace Amaro was considered one of the top prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft class and he has decided to forego his final year of eligibility to declare for the draft following Texas Tech’s win over Arizona State in the 2013 Holiday Bowl.
College football underclassmen had until Jan. 15 to declare for the draft, but Amaro wasted no time.
From Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:
Jace Amaro announces he will leave school early for NFL.
— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) December 31, 2013
In the final game of Amaro’s collegiate career, he had eight catches for 112 yards.
With the decision to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, the rookie class receives a first-round prospect that could find himself selected in the top 20 picks.
For teams looking for a tight end that will create matchup nightmares for opposing defenses, Amaro is one of the best prospects the draft has to offer. He will compete with North Carolina’s Eric Ebron and Austin Seferian-Jenkins of Washington to be the first tight end selected.