The fourth-year tight end hauled in 39 passes for 507 yards and a touchdown in what was a career year.
Fortunately for Paul, his selling point will be his potential, which he only began to realize when he was properly utilized by head coach Jay Gruden.
As mentioned, some of that lack of playing time could be attributed to the Jets' stacked defensive line, but he was never able to emerge out of his role as a run defender only.
If the Patriots think Ellis can play a big role in their defense, he would be worth a contract as a Pros Eagles safety Nate Allen enters his sixth season and has been the full-time starter each of those seasons.
Final Verdict: Take It Pros The Jets have one of the more talented defensive lines in the league, featuring first-round picks Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson at the defensive end spots along with undrafted maven Damon Harrison at nose tackle.
The Jets may not have room for him, but the Patriots would welcome his gap-plugging abilities with their Cons Ellis is far from an "answer" to the Patriots' problems at nose tackle.
Allen's name has since been cleared of all charges, so he should avoid any suspensions from the NFL.
Final Verdict: Take It Pros The Patriots could have an opportunity to sign a player they've shown interest in acquiring in the past, even dating back to the 2009 draft.
The 6'5", 310-pound guard has a level of nastiness that is missing from the Patriots offensive line.
He can finish blocks in the running game and also has light feet to pass-protect against interior rushers. Cons Boling had a torn ACL that ended his 2013 season in December, and while he recovered quickly enough to be back on the field for training camp, there could be concerns over whether the knee will stand the test of time.