Gronk's younger brother would welcome being drafted by Eagles


There aren't many roster spots for fullbacks in the NFL anymore, but Glenn Gronkowski wants one of them.

When the youngest brother of New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, a fourth-year junior at Kansas State, was asked whether he'd be a good pick late in the first round for the Philadelphia Eagles, he joked that the club would have to move up in the draft to get him.

"You won't be able to draft me at the end of the first round. Because I'll already be taken," Gronkowski said, per ESPN. "... Just kidding. If I'm there, yeah, definitely take me."

Unfortunately for Gronkowski, who is known as "Baby Gronk", the closest thing Philadelphia has on its roster to a fullback is quarterback Tim Tebow. Of course, first-round fullbacks are about as common as dinosaurs.

It's been seven years since a fullback has even been drafted in the top three rounds, going back to the San Diego Chargers' 2008 choice of LSU's Jacob Hester in the third round. But while the NFL draft's first-round ship has sailed for fullbacks, that doesn't mean there isn't room in the NFL for another Gronkowski.

Along with his blocking, Gronkowski has proven to be a dangerous, albeit infrequent, receiver out of the backfield for the Wildcats. He's averaged nearly 30 yards per catch on 10 career receptions, including this 62-yard touchdown catch at Oklahoma last season.

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