The Jets second-round TE Jace Amaro "looked lost" at minicamp, according to reporter Rich Cimini (ESPN, July 15).
Amaro needs to make a “host” of adjustments to a professional system, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said recently (Cimini, June 24).
Still, Amaro is likely ahead of TE Jeff Cumberland in most pass packages (Cimini, June 17).
“We’re deep and talented at the tight end spot,” Mornhinweg said in June. “That’s going to be an impressive position for the New York Jets for years to come.”
Rookie tight ends take time to adjust to the NFL game. Even more nowadays with the implementation of the "F" receiver. See the link above from July 2nd for more thoughts of mine on the matter.
Amaro played in a simplistic spread offense in college and much more is going to be piled on him now in the new scheme. The F is a dynamic role in any given play. Other than quarterbacks, the F might have the toughest job in reading the defense and playing the right role or route accordingly.
With the addition of Amaro, the Jets now have a very solid group, but one that needs time. Cumberland's career trajectory might be flattening out, but Amaro provides a longer-term boost to the group while Zach Sudfield rounds out a solid third spot after flashing some solid play for the Jets in 2013 following his late addition and his stint with the Patriots.