Tight ends in the red zone. Rookie Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez haven't missed a training camp practice and they have been a major part of the team's red-zone and goal-line work. Hernandez, the team's impressive fourth-round draft choice, looks like he is in position for a major offensive role this season.
Be careful on the expected use of TEs in the Patriots offense. However, put Hernandez on your "rookie watch."