Who knew Rob Gronkowski would be the first Patriot selected in the NFL Top 100, a peer voted rankings of the NFL's best 100 players.
Gronkowski was selected as the 41st overall player on Wednesday evening.
"He was one of the best tight ends in the NFL," said Denver Broncos tight end Julius Jones on the program. "To miss the first couple of weeks of the season and to come in and have an impact, before he unfortunately got injured. It’s like every game, Gronk 100 yards."
Gronkowski played in seven games in 2013 before suffering a season ending injury to his ACL and MCL against the Cleveland Browns. He caught 39 passes for 592 yards and four touchdowns. He had three 100-yard receiving games and one 90-yard receiving game.
Other Patriots likely to get selected in the Top 100 are Tom Brady (obviously), Logan Mankins, and possibly Julian Edelman.