Rob Gronkowski is pro football's best tight end right now—plain and simple.
His 2011 season of 1,327 yards on 90 catches and 17 touchdowns was ridiculous and he even had a sound rookie season in 2010 as well. There, Gronk caught 42 passes for 546 yards and scored 10 times.
Last year was certainly a surprising and dominating performance, and it will be an immense challenge to equal in 2012. Nevertheless, the man possesses freakish athleticism for his size and he will produce this fall.
Even if the year starts off slow, because it's expected that defenses will try to blanket him as much as possible, the rest of the Pats offense will just keep rolling. New England has far too many weapons for Tom Brady to not slice opponents all season, so Gronk will eventually come around.
He can beat double coverage, consistently beat single coverage, and has the strength to break tackles and agility to hurdle defenders. Yards after the catch is Gronk's specialty and that's what make him so dangerous.
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