Ezekiel Elliott will almost certainly be the first running back off the board in the 2016 NFL Draft, but it’s not just the Ohio State product’s ability when the ball is in his hands that makes him such a valuable addition. He’s also lauded for his ability to keep defenders away from his teammates.
Is Glenn Gronkowski as good as Rob?
No. Glenn, a three-year fullback at Kansas State, is projected to be a late-round pick. He only carried the ball 16 times in his career, but did show a proclivity to make big plays from time to time. He averaged 24.6 yards on 15 receptions, which is the highest average in Kansas State history among players with at least 15 catches.
Last season, Glenn carried the ball 11 times for 45 yards while catching five passes for 76 yards. He only ran the ball and recorded a reception in the same game on four occasions.
Though the youngest Gronkowski was productive whenever he had the ball in his hands, it’s clear the Wildcats decided he was best used on a limited basis. NFL teams likely view Glenn as a spare part, too, considering clubs are scouting him at both fullback and tight end. At 6’3, 234 pounds, if Baby Gronk is going to make it in the NFL, it will probably have to be as a multi-faceted option.
Is Glenn Gronkowski as fun as Rob?
No. Glenn, who didn’t attend the Gronk Party Cruise, says his older brother sets a tough example to follow.
“He’s crazy, obviously,” Glenn said at the Combine. “He loves to have fun. I’m probably not as much fun as him. That’s kind of hard to beat.”
That’s not to say the youngest Gronk doesn’t goof around, though. Last month, for example, he allowed UFC’s Rashad Evans to put him in a very painful chokehold.