Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo back surgery in LA on Tuesday, per sources.
Recovery time has been predicted to be 10-12 weeks. Ten weeks would make him available for Week 1, but they play the Bills, so the team may not feel the need to rush him back for a winnable game. If he's available early in the season, he's going to be a great value in the 3rd or 4th round. There is also speculation that he could end up on PUP and miss the first six weeks of the season. Complicating matters, he plays for the most tight-lipped organization in the league, so his availability could remain a mystery right up until kickoff of Week 1.