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
08/27/16 - TE Rob Gronkowski did not play in the third preseason game in Carolina, despite returning to practice action last week. The tight end missed a week-plus of practice due to an unknown lower body injury, but hasn't played a down in the preseason since 2012.
08/24/16 - TE Rob Gronkowski returned to the practice field in shorts Wednesday as he works back from a reported groin injury suffered a little more than a week earlier in 7-on-7 action in joint practices against the Bears.
08/19/16 - TE Rob Gronkowski did not play in the second preseason game against Chicago after limping off the practice field earlier in the week in joint practices against the Bears. The All-Pro tight end has not played a preseason contest since 2012.
08/17/16 - TE Rob Gronkowski limped off the practice field early on Aug. 15 during joint sessions with the Bears. The All-Pro let out a yell while reaching for a pass in 7-on-7 action and has not practiced since.
08/15/16 - Rob Gronkowski pulled up with a possible injury while running a route during Monday's joint practice with the Chicago Bears.
According to ESPN.com, Gronkowski took himself out after going for a pass from quarterback Tom Brady in 7-on-7 drills along the sideline. The severity of the injury was unknown. Gronkowski, 27, walked to the sideline after the play and met with a trainer before heading to the lower practice field. After about 10 minutes there, he retreated to the locker room, ESPN reported.