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
12/03/13 - TE Rob Gronkowski appeared to come up limping due to a right lower leg injury after a second-half reception against the Texans. Gronkowski - who's been listed as limited in practice in recent weeks due to back, forearm and hamstring injuries - went to the sideline momentarily to confer with the training staff but was back on the field shortly and played the rest of the way.
11/27/13 - TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm/hamstring) continues to be listed as limited in practice.
11/22/13 - TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm/hamstring) participated on Friday and is listed as probable to play against Denver on Sunday.
11/20/13 - TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm/hamstring) continues to be limited in practice.
10/23/13 - TE Rob Gronkowski wore a large, black brace/pad/apparatus on his surgically repaired left forearm in his return against the Jets on Sunday. Although Gronkowski has said "the injury and stuff in the past," he also admits that the brace on his arm probably will remain for quite some time. "Yeah, that will be all year, probably," the Pro Bowler said on Wednesday.