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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

03.17.14 at 6:19 pm ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Jace Amaro (AP)

Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro (22) holds the NCAA Division 1 record for receiving yards by a tight end. (AP)

JACE AMARO

Position: Tight end

School: Texas Tech

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 260 pounds

Achievements: 2013 All-America, 2013, 2012 All-Big 12 Conference first team, NCCA Division 1 record-holder for most receiving yards by a tight end (1,352)

What he brings: Amaro is a receiving tight end who is considered very athletic and has been noted for having good hands. During his time at Texas Tech, he was rarely used as a blocker, lining up in the slot the majority of the time. Amaro suffered a spleen injury in 2012 that caused him to miss time. There are concerns about Amaro’€™s maturity, specifically anger issues.

Where the Patriots could get him: Round 1

Notes: Amaro put up impressive statistics as a senior in 2013, recording 106 catches for 1,352 yards and seven touchdowns. … Amaro is from Texas and went to MacArthur High School in San Antonio. He tore his ACL during his junior year in high school. … He combined for 32 catches, 466 yards and six touchdowns during his freshman and sophomore years at Tech. … Amaro is considered one of the two best tight ends in the draft. Many draft experts have mocked Amaro to the Patriots with the 29th pick.

Related articles:

Houston Chronicle: Amaro’€™s talent soars as temper wanes at Tech

USA Today: Junior tight end Jace Amaro and Texas Tech proving doubters wrong

Video: Here are highlights of Amaro vs. Arizona State during the 2013 Holiday Bowl.

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