By Brian Jones – December 16, 2019 09:42 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 Rob Gronkowski is a big reason why the New England Patriots won three Super Bowls in the last five years. However, the team was very close not to drafting him based on the first impression the standout tight end made nearly 10 years ago. On Friday night, the NFL released its roster of tight ends for the NFL 100 All-Time team and Gronk made the cut. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was featured on the show and he talked about how Gronkowski fell asleep during a pre-draft meeting. “Rob was kind of a shot in the dark,” Belichick said on the NFL Network per the New York Post. “He came up on his pre-draft visit, had a bad visit. We put him in a room, came back and he was asleep on the floor, didn’t make a very good impression.” Belichick went on to say they didn’t have much information on Gronkowski because he did not see a lot of action while attending the University of Arizona. He missed his entire junior season in 2009 because of a back injury. “We brought him in,” Belichick added,… Read full this story
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