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
*Rob Gronkowski/Arizona football Videos
*Automated search based on player first/last name, college team name, football, 3 loading panels, click video to view in full size on this page, watch or fast forward one full video, or open player with red arrow to choose more cuts at the bottom of the big video screen. Click "I'm done watching this" blue link at the top of video to close screen. If available/HQ changes video quality.
Draft Scout *Rob Gronkowski News
09/20/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski is always a handful for opponents. Several Bills defenders volunteered to cover him during the week. Buffalo mixed up its coverage, but Gronk still found openings. The western New York native caught seven passes for a team-high 113 yards and a touchdown.
09/10/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski doesn't play in preseason games. He showed again Thursday night he doesn't have to, as he made five catches for 94 yards and three touchdowns. He also recovered a fumble by his team at the Pittsburgh goal line and even recovered the onside kick on the last play of the game. "The banner is pretty awesome," he said after the game. "We had a great team last year, but now it's a new year. It's a new focus, and what's so sweet was getting the win tonight. It wouldn't have been that great of a night (with a loss). Nothing makes it better than having a win when you play football in the NFL."
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.