NFL Draft rumors: Jets ‘very intrigued’ by Eric Ebron

Oct 26, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron (85) drives past Boston College Eagles defensive back Bryce Jones (17) during the second half at Kenan Memorial Stadium. North Carolina won 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine will begin later this week, as teams across the league begin to get a closer look at some of the players they may have interest in when they are on the clock in the NFL Draft in May.

For the New York Jets, one of those players could be North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron, who is expected to be the first tight end off the board.

According to ESPN.com, the word on the street is that the Jets are “very intrigued” by Ebron’s talent.

Ebron is an athletic freak who is expected to put up jaw-dropping numbers in Indianapolis, so it would not be a surprise to see him generating even more buzz following the combine.

With the Jets needing any offensive weapons they can get their hands on to help out young quarterback Geno Smith, Ebron could be the best available option if he has not already been selected.

Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, Eric Ebron, New York Jets, NFL Draft

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  • Paul Newbold

    Ebron or Amaro at #18 will be just fine! The Jets haven’t had a true offensive play maker at the position in years! Keller was adequate, but he doesn’t have the big play making talent these guys possess! Many mockers have them taking Lee at #18, but I have concerns with Lee and think the Jets would be much better off passing on Lee and addressing the WR position in the second or even third rounds. They will be players in the FA market at WR, lessening the urgency to grab a receiver too early.

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