2014 NFL Draft: Five ‘Perfect Patriots’

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Nov 16, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jace Amaro (22) sits on the field during the game against the Baylor Bears at AT&T Stadium. Baylor beat Texas Tech 63-34. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

I have been a huge fan of Amaro all offseason, and he is honestly the number one guy I want to see Bill Belichick and company select. Not only does Amaro fit a big need of the Pats, but he is a genuinely talented player. Now, he isn’t the fastest guy in the world, and he isn’t that quick either. But he knows how to use his size to his advantage, and abuse linebackers and safeties that have the assignment of trying to cover him. I like how he can take advantage of these mismatches, and he would the perfect guy to pair with the mismatch king-Rob Gronkowski. Amaro does have some weaknesses, most notably his blocking, but that can be worked on. In addition, I think that if he were brought into New England, he would be utilized much more as a receiver, than a blocking tight end.