3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
The skills are there, and when healthy, the stats are too. The caveat of “when healthy” has to be attached to Gronkowski, however, as he’s played in just 18 games over the past two season. More than 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns – benchmarks he hit in 2012 – are certainly possible, but what are the odds he gets there? It would likely be much more beneficial to wait a round our two and snatch up someone like Jordan Cameron or Julius Thomas if you’re inclined to go TE early.
Gronkowski will be a question mark until he proves he can play a full season again. He’s just not worth the risk.