The Jets need a lot of help at the skill positions, but no position on the roster is thinner than the tight end depth chart.
Kellen Winslow and Jeff Cumberland, who made up a quintessentially mediocre tight end tandem in 2014, are set to be free agents. Even if the Jets bring in a big-time free agent, they still need help at the position with a player who can both block and make plays in the passing game.
Tremendous combination of size, speed and athleticism, Eric Ebron is the prototypical tight end prospect from a measureables standpoint. At 6'4", 245 pounds, Ebron is a matchup nightmare because of his frame alone. Ebron has great body control and flexibility that allow him to get separation with ease.
Ebron is essentially a wide receiver in a tight end's body, able to shake defenders and get yards after the catch.
His upside is tremendous, but Ebron is a little rough around the edges when it comes to some of the smaller details of his game. His route running is a bit choppy, as he wins with his athleticism rather than his ability to set up defenders.
He is also known to have an issue with drops and can be redirected in his routes far too easily. Despite his size, he does not make contested catches as consistently as he could.