There have been plenty of quarterbacks in recent years who have had to seriously adjust their games after coming to the NFL from collegiate schemes that have little bearing on a pro-style offensive approach.
It isn’t just quarterbacks who have to make the adjustment, though. The Jets selected tight end Jace Amaro in the second round based on the production he showed as a receiver in the no-huddle, spread attack favored by Texas Tech and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg says that the rookie has to make a “host” of adjustments to fit into the Jets’ offense.
Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports that Amaro, who saw time with the first team in three-receiver sets, looked “lost at times” during spring work and that his route running is a chief concern for the Jets as they continue to prepare for the season. Amaro also needs some work on the intricacies of playing in-line tight end after rarely lining up there during his college career.
Amaro may not polish things up enough to take over No. 1 tight end duties from Jeff Cumberland this season, but polishing up his routes would put him in position to play a prominent role on an offense that needs all the help in can find in the passing game.