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New York Jets Prospects: TE Eric Ebron


Eric Ebron – TE – North Carolina Tar Heels

-Height: 6’4″

-Weight: 245 lbs.

-Junior

Strengths:

  • Ebron has great hands, making him a weapon in the passing game
  • Very athletic; is an all-around athlete
  • His speed is uncommon when compared to opposing tight ends; can get separation
  • Is a viable blocker; solid asset to help on offense
  • Can play multiple positions (tight end or slot receiver if needed)

Weaknesses:

  • Isn’t always very aggressive after he catches the ball
  • Needs to work more on his route running
  • Can be inconsistent at times

Analysis:

Ebron is very talented and has the potential to become a dominant tight end in the NFL. His speed helps him separate from his defenders down the field, which opens up more holes from defenders. He is very explosive in-game, as he put together three games with over 100 receiving yards as a junior. Ebron was close to amassing 1,000 receiving yards at UNC, but his inconsistency in the red zone could hurt his stock. However, he is the most skilled and talented tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft Class.

Projected: Top 20 Pick

He would be an excellent choice for the New York Jets, as we are in dire need of a weapon from the tight end position.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Ebron has shown he’s ready for prime time. Either Ebron or Amaro will fit this offense quite well. Both add big play capability for an offense that sorely needs it! I hope to see one of them in green and white next season. If by some miracle one is still there in the second, I might grab both! LOL

    • Charlie DiSturco

      Both are very talented @Paul. I think Ebron has better upside and NFL potential, but if we somehow land both, maybe we can get a Gronk-Hernandez thing going

    • RONBO19

      Paul, as usual, spot on!