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
10/15/17 - TE Rob Gronkowski, after sitting out the Patriots' win in Tampa two Thursdays ago with a bruised left thigh, scored two touchdowns, his first multi-touchdown game since the 2015 season opener, in the Patriots' win over the Jets on Sunday. The Patriots took the lead for good on Gronkowski's 33-yard touchdown catch from Tom Brady to make it 21-14 with 11:22 left in the third quarter. Gronkowski, who had six catches for 93 yards, caught a pass over the middle, outran Jets safety Marcus Maye and high-stepped into the end zone. "Every time you come into New York, it's gonna be a dogfight," Gronkowski said. "They're physical and they don't back down. ... Every win's not pretty."
10/12/17 - TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) returned to practice on a limited basis on Thursday. Gronkowski missed Wednesday's practice after also sitting out last Thursday night's win in Tampa with the injury he apparently suffered in the Week 4 loss to the Panthers.
10/11/17 - TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) did not practice due to the injury that kept him from last Thursday night's win in Tampa. Gronkowski apparently suffered the injury in the Week 4 loss to Carolina, though he wasn't actually added to the New England injury report until the night before the Bucs game.
10/06/17 - TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) iwas inactive for Thursday night's game at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gronkowski was a full participant in practice Monday and Tuesday but was listed as limited in Wednesday's practice session, which was a walkthrough for the Patriots (2-2).
10/06/17 - TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) was inactive on Thursday night, watching from the bench a day after being added to the injury report at the end of a short work week in which the Patriots held only walk-throughs. Gronkowski was a game-time decision, and early reports indicate he could be ready to go when New England takes on the Jets in New York a week from Sunday.