Jace Amaro

BGA: Who knows what Amaro brings?

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: There’s been a lot of discussion around second year tight end Jace Amaro and what the Jets can expect from him as he enters that often tricky sophomore season.

There’s been talking of a change in role, but he wasn’t helped by missing time after he got hurt during the offseason. Still, his spot in the rotation became a lot more secure when Zach Sudfeld was lost for the season to a knee injury. This all comes after a rookie season which had its ups and downs, but ultimately generated what historically represents pretty good production for a rookie tight end.

After the jump, I’m going to evaluate what we can expect from him, focusing on one comparison in particular.

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BGA: Do the Jets have the best offensive line in the division?

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: Here’s an interesting question I thought would be worth investigating further: How does the Jets’ offensive line compare with those of the rest of the teams in the division?

Evaluating offensive line play objectively has historically been difficult to achieve, but with the recent rise in analytical data and metrics, we have some detailed research from which to draw more informed conclusions.

After the jump, I’ll be looking at data from both PFF and Football Outsiders to evaluate 2014 performance and then investigating personnel moves each team has made to upgrade or otherwise.

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BGA: Scouting Steve Maneri

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: Earlier this week, the Jets announced that they had signed tight end Steve Maneri. Jets fans might not know too much about Maneri, so I’ve been watching game footage to assess what he brings to the table.

Maneri is a 27-year old listed at 6’7″ and 280 pounds and was an undrafted free agent back in 2010. Over the course of his career, he has been with five other teams, seeing the most playing time with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011 and 2012. Maneri was a tight end in college but began his NFL career as an offensive tackle before converting back to tight end in 2012. He has caught just six passes in his NFL career.

After the jump, observations from reviewing footage from Maneri’s career so far to evaluate his strengths and weaknesses. To read more of this story, click here


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BGA: Scouting Charles Brown

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: Yesterday, the Jets announced that they had signed veteran offensive tackle Charles Brown. Jets fans might not know too much about Brown, so I’ve been watching game footage to assess what he brings to the table.

The 28-year old Brown is 6’5″ and currently listed at 300 pounds. He was a second round pick out of USC in 2010 and started 22 games for the New Orleans Saints in his first four seasons. Last year, he signed with the New York Giants, but only saw action on offense in one game and was released in November.

After the jump, I look in detail at his career so far, reviewing preseason and regular season footage to evaluate some of his strengths and weaknesses. To read more of this story, click here


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BGA: Scouting DeVier Posey

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com:We recently wrapped up our series reviewing the rookies added by the Jets during the draft, along with undrafted free agents. However, the Jets also added two veterans via trade during the draft, so we shall now move on to discuss those. A few days ago, we looked at running back Zac Stacy, whom the Jets acquired for a seventh round pick, but now we’re going to look at DeVier Posey, who was acquired along with two other draft picks when the Jets moved down in the 3rd round of the draft.

The 25-year old Posey – a 3rd round pick for the Houston Texans in the 2012 draft – has been a disappointment, catching just 22 passes. However, he’s a player Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is familiar with, having been involved in the team’s decision to draft him. Posey played in just one game in 2014 despite being healthy.

After the jump, I’ll be reviewing Posey’s career so far and looking at footage from his career so far to try and assess some of his strengths and weaknesses. To read more of this story, click here


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BGA: Scouting Zac Stacy

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com:We recently wrapped up our series reviewing the rookies added by the Jets during the draft, along with undrafted free agents. However, the Jets also added two veterans via trade during the draft, so we shall now move on to discuss those. In a few day’s time, we’ll take a look at wide receiver DeVier Posey, but first we’ll be looking at running back Zac Stacy, whom the Jets acquired for a seventh round pick.

The 24-year old Stacy – a 5th round pick in the 2013 draft – has rushed for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns in two seasons with the St. Louis Rams and has also caught 44 passes. However, he averaged less than four yards per carry in each season and lost his starting role to Tre Mason.

After the jump, I’ll be reviewing Stacy’s career so far and looking at footage from the last two seasons to try and assess some of his strengths and weaknesses. To read more of this story, click here


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BGA: Scouting the UDFAs – Part Three (Linebackers)

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’ve been providing in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as undrafted free agent signings.

We’ve already covered the Jets’ draft picks and the rest of the undrafted free agent pick-ups (which you can see here), so we conclude today by looking at the three linebackers the Jets added through undrafted free agency.

After the jump, we’ll be looking in detail at what inside linebacker Taiwan Jones and outside linebackers Julian Howsare and Deion Barnes have to offer. Also, while he’s obviously not a linebacker, some brief comments on wide receiver Jonathon Rumph, whom the Jets signed earlier this week.

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BGA: Scouting the UDFAs – Part Two (DL and DBs)

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’ve been providing in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as undrafted free agent signings.

We’ve already covered the Jets’ draft picks (which you can see here), so now we’re moving on to look at the undrafted free agents the Jets have retained on their 90-man roster. We’re covering these in three parts. A few days ago we looked at offensive players and in the final instalment, we will look at linebackers. However, today we’re looking at the three players they added that don’t fit into either of those categories.

After the jump, we’ll be looking in detail at what defensive lineman Davon Walls, defensive lineman Jordan Williams and safety Durell Eskridge have to offer.

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BGA: Scouting the UDFAs – Part One (Offense)

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

We’ve already covered the Jets’ draft picks (which you can see here), so now we’re moving on to look at the undrafted free agents the Jets have retained on their 90-man roster. We’ll cover these in three parts, starting today with offensive players.

After the jump, we’ll be looking in detail at what tight end Wes Saxton, fullback JC Copeland and quarterback Jake Heaps have to offer.

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BGA: Scouting Deon Simon

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

We’ve already covered the Jets’ first five picks (which you can see here), so today we wrap up this year’s draft class with a look at the Jets’ seventh round pick, defensive lineman Deon Simon.

Simon, who is listed at 6’4″ and 321 pounds, is a 24 year-old small school prospect from Northwestern State. In four seasons for the Demons, Simon recorded 93 tackles, including 13.5 for a loss. He added 6.5 sacks, five quarterback hits and three pass break-ups.

After the jump, I’ll be sharing my observations from viewing footage of Simon in action over the last few seasons in order to assess some of his strengths and weaknesses…

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