42. Rob Gronkowski, TE Arizona
Players left: Kindle, QB Jimmy Clausen, FS Taylor Mays, DT Joseph Linval
- Best blocking tight end in the draft.
- Top 5 receiving tight end in the draft.
- Big size.
- Strong player.
- Beat the Ravens to pick the best overall TE in the draft.
- Coming from back surgery, if his back shows any weakness he won't reach his potential.
- Hasn't played in a year.
- Had to give up our #190 pick to move up.
Summary: If Gronkowski remains healthy, he has the potential to be the move useful player in this draft. He fills a need and he has the potential to become our franchise tight end that we've missed since Ben Coates.
Final Player Grade: A-. I'm still concerned about his back.
Final Draft Pick Grade: A-. I don't think giving up the #190th overall pick is a big enough to warrant a grade penalty to drop down this draft pick grade.