BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who posted career-high receiving numbers of 103/1177/5 as a senior when he also averaged 16.7 yards on 13 punt returns. Junior-year totals included 48/487/5.
POSITIVES: Reliable slot receiver who plays with terrific quickness. Fluid releasing off the line, quick to top speed, and shows sharpness running routes. Gets separation from opponents. Possesses top football instincts, extends his hands, and makes the tough reception in a crowd. Uses his frame to protect the pass, displays good eye/hand coordination, and a fearless receiver who lays out for the tough catch. Works hard running after the reception and impacts the game returning punts.
NEGATIVES: Undersized and loses out to large defenders. More quick than fast and lacks the second gear.
ANALYSIS: Amendola is a consistent pass-catcher with potential as a slot receiver and a punt returner at the next level.