Sixth Round (No. 188 Overall): Glenn Gronkowski, FB, Kansas State
Could Philadelphia be prepared to handle a Gronkowski? I certainly believe the Eagles offense could utilize a jack-of-all-trades like the younger Gronk. With Brent Celek getting older and less snaps each year the writing is on the wall for the Eagles to get some help from an additional offensive blocker. While Glenn is smaller than his brother Rob, at 6’2″ and 240 pounds he has the ability to line up at fullback, a position that was heavily utilized in Kansas City with Anthony Sherman.
The Eagles met with two fullbacks during the draft process, one being Gronkowski, and the other was Dan Vitale of Northwestern. With the Eagles using smaller running backs such as Ryan Mathews, Kenjon Barner, and (for the moment) Darren Sproles, it would be great to see the team partake in some smash-mouth football for a change. Mini-Gronk offers the possibility to have a dynamic running attack as well as provide a key red zone target for whomever starts at quarterback.
Honorable Mention: Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
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