40-YARD DASH: 4.71 SEC
BENCH PRESS (225 lbs): 17 REPS
VERTICAL JUMP: 33.0 INCH
BROAD JUMP: 120.0 INCH
3-CONE DRILL: 7.10 SEC
20-YARD SHUTTLE: 4.45 SEC
60-YARD SHUTTLE: 11.95 SEC
- Isn’t his brother Rob Gronkowski, and has no worries off the field or injury concerns
- Family pedigree in the NFL
- Excellent hand usage to keep blocks engaged
- Is a multi-threat, blocking, receiving and running
- Strikes upward on contact
- Drives hips through his blocks
- Has good enough vertical speed to stretch the field
- Prototypical H-Back
- Can make in impact from all over the field
- Isn’t his brother. Meaning he doesn’t have the physical traits and freakness of his brother
- Has to improve a lot as a blocker
- Will get creamed by NFL inside linebackers
- Offense has to work to fit him in and can’t just plug into any offense
- Not much of a runner, outside of short yardage situations
- Biggest threat as a receiver
- Name carries his draft stock
- Just another guy
His surname carries a lot of weight with people outside of the NFL. However, when you get past the name, you find just a mediocre fullback, who should be used primarily as a receiver. He doesn’t bring “it” as a blocker, and his running is weak.
Even Gronkowski's receiving ability is just average, and nothing that screams “draft him” to me. There's some versatility in scheme and how to use him, but the team will have to make him work. I just don’t see him as a viable fullback option for the Denver Broncos. He doesn’t fit what they want.
Broncos Round Projection: Undraftable
Where He Goes: 7th-Undrafted
Per sources: One person within the NFL I spoke to said, “He will get drafted by name, but take that name away and you see someone who doesn’t have a place in the NFL.”
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