Thus far in camp, Rob Gronkowski has been a man among boys. No one has come close to being able to guard him, or contain him. He’s been an absolute beast.
The second year tight end has looked virtually unstoppable, making catches all over the field. Yesterday, linebacker Gary Guyton, who’s proven to be pretty slick marking tight ends, looked completely overmatched.
Today, it was Rob Ninkovich’s turn. The linebacker had no chance either alone, or with help. The 6-6, 265 pound tight end just ate up whatever coverage was thrown his way, and caught every ball thrown from either Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, or Ryan Mallett.
Gronkowski has more value in standard leagues than in PPR leagues due to Tom Brady's propensity to spread the ball around, but Gronk was dynamite down the stretch last season and has the talent to break into the top 5 in any format if targeted enough.