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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11/30/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski was carted off the field with a knee injury in the fourth quarter. There was no update on his condition after the game,
Gronkowski cut through bad weather and the Broncos' defense to make six catches for 88 yards and a touchdown before getting hurt when he took a hard hit while trying to make a diving catch.
11/15/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski's fourth-quarter touchdown reception was his eighth this season and his 61st from quarterback Tom Brady since Gronkowski joined the Patriots in 2010 as a second-round draft pick (42nd overall). Gronkowski and Brady's 61 touchdown passes are the second most between a quarterback and tight end in NFL history, behind Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates of the Chargers, who began Week 10 with 74 touchdown receptions.
10/29/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski had a 47-yard catch and run for a touchdown and finished with six catches for 113 yards on Thursday -- his 19th career game with at least 100 yards, tying him with Shannon Sharpe for sixth place all-time among tight ends. "What a playmaker he is," says Brady. "He's just an amazing player. It's a privilege to play with him. I mean, he's amazing."
10/25/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski caught a career-high 11 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in the win. His regular season high had been nine and he caught 10 in a 2012 playoff game. The 100-yard game was his 18th, seventh among NFL tight ends and he already has three this season. The TD catch was the 60th of his career, coming in his 71st game and making him the third-fastest to 60.
10/11/15 - TE Rob Gronkowski (four catches, 67 yards) came up short Sunday in his bid for a third consecutive 100-yard game. He also was held out of the end zone for the second straight game after scoring four touchdowns in the first two weeks.