Gronk good. Gronk VERY good.
We all knew it already, but the New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski has made his mark on the rest of the NFL. In a piece on NFL.com, Daniel Jeremiah places Gronk as one of the Top 10 young players in the game today. Others include the likes of Cam Newton, Von Miller and Matt Stafford.
During a year when most young players tend to falter, Gronkowski took his sophomore season to epic new heights. As one of Tom Brady‘s favorite red zone targets, Gronk set NFL records for touchdowns, touchdown receptions and receiving yards by a Tight End.
Daniel Jeremiah had this to say:
The word “Beast” is grossly overused in today’s sports vernacular. However, in Gronk’s case, there is no better term to describe him. In just his second season, he established himself as the best tight end in the NFL. He hauled in 90 balls for 1,327 yards and 17 TDs (a record for tight ends). He had multiple TDs in seven different regular season games. He has ideal size, speed and hands. His ability to use his frame to wall-off defenders on third down is a huge luxury for Tom Brady. I’d also rank him as the second best red-zone target in the NFL behind only Detroit’s Calvin Johnson.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the GRONKSPIKE!