A down side of Amaro is that he got arrested in March of 2012 for alleged credit card fraud with one of his teammates. The charges were dropped but that is still something that no coach, GM, or owner likes to bring in. He was also ejected in the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl game for throwing a punch. New Yorkers may automatically want to compare him to the former hot-head TE for the Giants, Jeremy Shockey, but Rex won't let that happen.
Amaro missed six games in 2012 (a tough year for him), due to a spleen injury which required blood to be taken out. Besides that, Amaro has had no major injuries that the Jets or any NFL team was afraid of.
When it comes to production Amaro has plenty. In his limited time in 2012 Amaro had 25 receptions for 409 yards and 4 touchdowns. What amazes me is that he had 16.4 yards per catch, it's very hard to knock Amaro down on the first try. In 2013 Amaro decided that he wanted to be the number one option, with 106 receptions, he had 1,352 yards and 7 touchdowns. This time he averaged 12.4 yards per a catch, that's a first down every time he catches a ball! Amaro was the 11th best pass-catcher in college football last year, easily the best TE. Amaro could be huge in Marty Mornhinweg's offense especially with new running back Chris Johnson. I'm looking forward to watching the Jets offense with all the new additions, including 3 WR's in the draft. The biggest question is who will Amaro and crew be catching passes from? It looks like Geno Smith right now, but with added QB competition by drafting Tajh Boyd, the athletic freak QB from Clemson, who know's who will be starting week 1.
Amaro should have many successful seasons with the Jets, my predictions for his rookie season are better than the rookie stats of Vernon Davis, Jimmy Graham, and Rob Gronkowski. I expect Amaro to have 54 catches, for 735 yards with 8 touchdowns. Amaro could go either way, he could struggle to learn and make a difference in an NFL offense, or he can show his true colors and breakout in Marty's offense. Typically Marty's TE's get some action, Cumberland got 40 targets last season, Brent Celek in Philly had 87 targets in 2012, 96 in 2011, 78 in 2010, and 112 in 2009. TE's are important in Marty's offense, so I expect 70-90 targets for Amaro, but the productivity of Amaro could increase the productivity for Jeff Cumberland and the rest of the WR crew. With help in the passing game from running back Chris Johnson Amaro can shine up the middle and in the red-zone. I give GM John Idzik ad A+ for this pick, especially because Jace Amaro should've gone much earlier than he did.