The New York Jets had one of the worst passing offenses in the league last year and they fail to boast any receivers with talent or playmaking abilities in the passing game.

With the NFL draft combine starting up later this week, the Jets will get a chance to look at some fresh, young, talent that will be able to give quarterback Geno Smith a helping hand, or two.

But rumour abounds that the Jets are already enamoured with one particular man already, former North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron. 

According to Rich Cimini of

"Word is (the Jets) are very intrigued by North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron. Projected as a mid-first-round pick, Ebron will be linked to the Jets in plenty of mock drafts over the next 2 1/2 months. He's the kind of pass-catching threat they need..."

Ebron is a true third-down threat for any team, as well as a matchup nightmare all over the field, measuring in at 6"4 and weighing a hefty 245 pounds.

Geno Smith struggled in 2013, but give him more targets like Eric Ebron and his consistency and improvement would shoot through the roof.

Ebron brought his production up to another level in 2013, establishing school records for single-season receptions (62), single-season receiving yards (973), career receptions (112) and career receiving yards (1,805) at his position.

While this isn't concrete proof of who Rex Ryan and Jets coaches want - so much could happen between now and the draft in May - New York do need new receivers, and come their time to pick in Radio City, Eric Ebron will likely be the best guy still on the board.

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