Patriots leaning towards moving TE Rob Gronkowski to 53-man roster on Saturday. Still not likely back before at least late September.
It's not a sure thing, but it looks like Gronkowski may avoid PUP, which means the Patriots believe he'll be available to play early in the season. We're expecting him to miss 2-3 games in September, so he's a worthwhile pick in the 3rd or 4th round, depending on risk tolerance. Pair him with Zach Sudfeld or another mid-to-late round TE like Jordan Cameron or Jared Cook, and you should get excellent production out of the TE spot.