Jets looking at TE Amaro in draft

The Jets are interested in Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro (Mehta, April 1).

The team will likely have Amaro in for a pre-draft workout.

Amaro is listed at 6-5 and 265 lbs. He had over 1,300 yards receiving last season, his junior year.




124 comments
dabronx
dabronx

Doesn't block very well. But looks like a good possession TE. Wouldn't mind if we snagged him in the second. Amaro was more productive in college than Ebron, though Ebrons upside is through the roof. 

NYCPEinGermany
NYCPEinGermany

See, I know this guy is gonna be a good TE,'cause his last name sounds like Bavarro.


(makes as much sense as a lot of the reasons people are giving for hating on low-priced back-up/competition acquisitions).

Jeremy Bleecher
Jeremy Bleecher

Just  more BS from a BS'er.  No one outside the Jets' facility knows who they are really interested in.  How many people connected the Jets to Millner or Richardson last year?

metjetnet
metjetnet

(miketaliaferro) Why is anyone on this blog still following anything Mehta writes?? Any solid info he offers can be found on every other Jet beat writer's twitter acct., while mostly his scoops depended on leaks from Anonymous Jets Tanny & Pettine to have any substance to them... and he's still mostly interested in creating non-existent controversies, which, of course, give him something to write about, 'ad nauseum'...

MeAtBaLLPaRmX
MeAtBaLLPaRmX

5 more weeks till the draft! Can't wait to hear that "Happy" song 8 million times throughout the first round on NFL Network.

newyorkj
newyorkj

This may be a really out of the box idea.  But I figure writing it here and seeing what people think is part of what makes posting here fun,


Imagine for a second if in the draft, the bills decide to take a WR. Either making a big splash move and moving up for Watkins, or drafting Mike Evans. Would that make WR Stevie Johnson expendable for a low round pick in a projected deep talent draft class.


The BIlls drafted young WR's last year and guy like Robert Woods have looked to have decent potential and chemistry with EJ Manuel. Johnson is a talented veteran who can produce WR1 numbers when healthy. Suffering from injuries last season may lower his price tag. I know its a stretch, because obviously doing business with a division rival is often difficult. Pairing him with Decker, plus having depth with Kerley and Nelson, would give the Jets a respectable WR corp.


In my opinion, Johnson is a passionate guy who has always shown he cares about the team and winning.  Not many players are perfect but he may be closer to the "John Idzik" mold.  I like many, have had to hold my breath at times with Idzik's offseason approach so far.


That being said, i also am very in favor of signing HR threat RB Chris Johnson and trading Powell and Hill for extra picks to allow the GM to shape the teams depth. Not to mention gives great flexibility to navigate the draft and go by the BPA philosophy. This also saves money to pay our own potentially like Mo Wilkerson who in my eyes is under appreciated and should be locked up for a long time.



Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

well its past 2 an I have heard nothing that makes Spent a little liar

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

So was Eric Decker getting #87 the big announcement that Ceifus Hornswoggle was talking about?

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

I think Niklas ends up being the best TE in this draft. May take a year or so to progress.

mrblint
mrblint

Predicting positions for the Jets to draft is a waste of time. They will pick the best player on their board. Since many of the best players are WRs -there is a good chance that is how they will go, but if there is a run on offense in the first round - don't be surprised if the Jets go D. I would be dissapointed if they went with a Tight end. First round Tight ends rarely are worth it.

nesboogie
nesboogie

Go CB in the 1st, WR/TE in the 2nd.

bradysucks
bradysucks

WR - round 1

TE - round 2

CB - round 3

LB - round 4

OG - round 4

WR - round 5

RB - round 6

CB - round 7

Swami has spoken

marcus81
marcus81

@Jeremy Bleecher Milner was speculated that he would be drafted by the Jets to replace Revis, but Richardson was a big surprise

williamg1
williamg1

@a57se  F*** THIS F***ING GM AND THIS F***ING TEAM AND F***ING CITY!!!

Bent
Bent moderator

@Kyle Ely  No, he said we'd have fewer draft picks and that it would be at 2pm.


[awaits with bated breath]

SackDance99
SackDance99

@mrblint TE has radically changed as a position over the past decade.  The PI and chuck rules, combined with the fact that the NFL is now a passing league, have made the TE position far more valuable to the offense.  Just like RB is no longer a 1st round position, TE should now be considered like WR, a 1st round position.


As for TEs drafted since 2000 that have gone 18 or higher, there are only 4: Vernon Davis ('06), Kellen Winslow ('04), Shockey ('02) and Bubba Franks ('00).  Not a bad group.  Davis is a 1st tier player, Winslow was done in by his stupid motorcycle injury, Shockey was great, but his body wore out, and Bubba Franks was a solid all-around player.  I wouldn't draft Amaro over Dennard, but I wouldn't throw a beer at the flat screen either if I hear his name.

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@mrblint The only way to predict a position is to pick the players picked by other teams picking. You can do that for the first 6, or 7 then it goes awry every year. Players will drop. Those are the guys we need to take. Kind of like all those mock drafts that had us taking Geno with the 39th pick.

williamg1
williamg1

@mrblint  I'd definitely be disappointed if they went with Amarro in the 1st round, as he clearly would not be the best player available at 18. 

twin
twin

@mrblint after this last SUPERBOWL there will be a run on DEFENSE

hazard2012
hazard2012

@nesboogie  


It's all relative though, isn't it?   What CB is worth a first pick?   Dennard, Gilbert, maybe Fuller...but after that you're not spending your first rounder on any other CB.   

Jets need to be flexible in how they approach this draft.   I don't believe in the myth of BPA...it's always BPA within your scope of need...but the Jets have so many needs that it's pointless to target one or two players or positions.   Let the draft come to them, see who's there, see what moves might be possible, and then take the plunge.     You're almost guaranteed value in a draft this deep.  

twin
twin

@bradysucks we have 3 4th rd. picks   gotta hit with all 3 of those picks......

williamg1
williamg1

@bradysucks   If we are really saving the cap space for future years, I'd rather we pick best player available throughout the draft.

Monty
Monty

@williamg1 @a57se  whoh whoh ok.. calm,  at the end of the day its still a game william...dont let them see you sweat dude :) 


You have good fottball understanding and a lot of  passion.. its out of our hands right now..man.. don't get too frustrated,, just try and educate people and hopefully enough will show thier displeasure and the owner will force some action.. but dont let it affect you .. in the end its just a game ..


Make some noise..contact the owner..If this season turns out bad hopefully they relegate Idzik to capologist next year and bring in a creative football guy.. its ok the core is still good .. hopefully hell only cost us one year of noncompetive football. nothing to  go crazy about 


Things change very quickly around here.. :)  

williamg1
williamg1

@Bent @Kyle Ely  But being that it comes from Spent, I have to assume he's just joking around. 

joblowme99
joblowme99

Please clarify. Are you calling Shannanigans?

hazard2012
hazard2012

@SackDance99 @mrblint  


Great points.   The TE position has radically changed, and guess I'm waiting for MM to realize that.    I think the top TE's in this draft are all potential play-makers to varying degrees, and any of them would not only give us a much needed weapon and red-zone target but would also pair well with Cumberland and open up his game, as well. 


Contrats, btw, on winning the FAcy contest.   Nice going. 

hazard2012
hazard2012

@twin @bradysucks  


I'm more concerned with what we do with the first three picks.   That's where our immediate impact players will come from.   Round 4+ are development projects, depth and shots in the dark hoping to catch lightning.  

bradysucks
bradysucks

We have Allen, Bush, Jarret, Landry and probably re-sign Reed

williamg1
williamg1

@Monty @williamg1  Lol. I don't get upset by this stuff. I think after the Knicks brought in Isaiah, I've been numb to questionable sports moves. 

Monty
Monty

@williamg1 @Monty  haha ok.. haha I thought you were losing it . I was worried :)

joblowme99
joblowme99

Ok, thanks. Good to know. Haven't seen him post in awhile.

Bent
Bent moderator

@joblowme99  Pretty much every spent post ever is satire.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Kyle Ely @Bent  Who, spent?  That would be very uncharacteristic!

hazard2012
hazard2012

@juunit @hazard2012 @twin @bradysucks  


Agree...especially in a draft this deep.  Expect some real value in later picks, but Jets need immediate help from players picked at certain positions in early rounds, then let the later picks develop in the system and be ready to step in a year or two down the road.   

juunit
juunit

@hazard2012 @twin@bradysucks 

IMO it's not unreasonable to expect guys picked as late as the 5th to be immediate contributors. Not starters, but they'll get on the field and make plays. We got Kerley in the 5th. Last year the Packers starting nickel corner was a 5th rounder.

I'd be disappointed if we couldn't get at least one of those three 4th rounders to be a contributor early on. 

twin
twin

@hazard2012 @twin@bradysucks its tough with all that talent to watch our 1st 3 picks because you want the player you drafted plus the 1 before & after your pick in this years draft

Hoz
Hoz

@bradysucks  Allen is the only sure thing from that bunch & Reed is probably retiring.