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
01/13/18 - TE Rob Gronkowski caught a touchdown pass in Saturday's 35-14 victory over Tennessee. Gronkowski become the eighth player in history with 10 postseason touchdown catches. He caught six passes for 81 yards, and his 835 postseason reception yards are second all-time among tight ends behind only Dallas Clark of the Colts (847).
12/26/17 - TE Rob Gronkowski led the targets yet again, tying for a game high with five catches for a team-best 67 yards including a pretty spinning, one-handed touchdown.
12/24/17 - TE Rob Gronkowski has hammered Buffalo, his hometown team, the team that had a chance to draft him and didn't, for 12 touchdowns in 13 games -- the most touchdowns scored by any player against any team since Gronkowski has been in the league. "Hometown team passes on you twice in the draft ... I remember it every single time I play them," he said.
12/20/17 - TE Rob Gronkowski was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career, the NFL announced on Wednesday. Gronkowski reeled in nine receptions for a career-high 168 yards in the Patriots' 27-24 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The 28-year-old has 64 catches for 1,017 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games this season. Gronkowski previous earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 14 of the 2011 season.
12/20/17 - TE Rob Gronkowski has consistently been the Patriots' most dominating offensive player of late as he concludes another massively productive season. Gronkowski's last two games have seen him catch nine passes for 147 and 168 yards, respectively. He tallied a reception of at least 20 yards in 10 of the 12 games he's played in this season. He's also set to face a Bills team that he's dominated in his career, including his nine catches for 147 yards three weeks ago in Buffalo. Gronkowski has 11 touchdowns in 12 career games against the Bills, topping 100 yards five times.