Nov 16, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jace Amaro (22) sits on the field during the game against the Baylor Bears at AT&T Stadium. Baylor beat Texas Tech 63-34. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: New York Jets interested in Jace Amaro, GM John Idzik in attendance for Pro Day

The New York Jets upgraded a bit in their skilled position department during the free agency period with the signing of Eric Decker at wide receiver, and now they may be looking to get even richer by way of the 2014 NFL Draft by adding the most versatile tight end in college football in 2013, Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro.

At the Red Raiders’ Pro Day on Friday, reports that Jets general manager John Idzik was personally in attendance himself to watch Amaro impress some of the scouts, and that he did.

Amaro ran the 40 in 4.68 seconds and had a 33.5-inch vertical leap. He came in at 6-5 and 266 pounds, perfect for someone to make an impact at the next level at tight end.

Drafting Amaro could benefit the offense mightily. If he is as good as advertised, he could give QB Geno Smith–or whomever is at the helm–a nice outlet option and also take a bit of the new found pressure off of Decker, who is now being considered as a number one option for the first time in his career.


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