Data Scout Notes: PLombardi/PMaxwell/09Mackey/1stC
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Tight end Rob Gronkowski: The soft-handed product out of Arizona convinced New England doctors that he was healthy enough to warrant a second-round pick. Gronkowski fills a huge need and could be expected to contribute from day one.
A closer look at the Patriots' picks: Round 2/42 -- Rob Gronkowski, TE, 6-6, 265, Arizona, After sitting out 2009 with a back injury, Gronkowski left college early as one of the top tight end prospects. He has soft hands and can block, filling a huge hole in New England. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout *Rob Gronkowski News
08/24/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski dressed but did not play in the Patriots' preseason game in New Orleans. Gronkowski is healthy and has not missed any practice time this summer, but has yet to step on the field through two weeks of preseason action.
08/21/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski was a force in joint practices this week against the Saints, continuing a summer that's seen him as the most consistent, impressive player on the practice field for New England. The All-Pro tight end sat out the opener last week but should get a cameo of work in New Orleans on Saturday night.
08/15/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski dressed and was on the sideline for the preseason opener. Gronkowksi has not missed a practice yet this summer, including Saturday's first workout after the exhibition loss to Green Bay.
01/05/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski was the only unanimous selection when the 2014 Associated Press All-Pro team was announced.
12/29/14 - TE Rob Gronkowski was a healthy scratch against the Bills in the finale, missing his first game of the season.