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
10/19/16 - TE Rob Gronkowski was removed from the injury report, fully healthy for the first time this season after dealing with a hamstring injury dating to August training camp practice.
10/16/16 - TE Rob Gronkowski, questionable after missing Friday's practice because of illness, caught seven passes for a career-high 162 yards and was involved in a pair of fourth-quarter verbal altercations with the opposition, earning a flag on one.
He has 12 catches in the past two games, a sign that he's both healthy (recovered from a hamstring injury) and that he has his quarterback back.
"Good to go," Gronkowski said after the game. He added: "It's cool that I got a career high and everything but most important to me is getting that win."
Gronkowski cleared the 100-yard receiving-yard mark for the 22nd time in his career, tying Jackie Smith for third place all-time among tight ends. Gronkowski also passed Irving Fryar and moved into fourth place in all-time Patriots receiving yards.
10/14/16 - TE Rob Gronkowski did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury/illness for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
10/12/16 - TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) continues to be limited in practice despite having a breakout, 100-yard game on Sunday.
10/10/16 - TE Rob Gronkowski caught five passes for 109 yards. He and TE Martellus Bennett combined for 176 receiving yards