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Give ball to Gronk!!

Every year I take a look at the undrafted free agents and I pick one guy who I think will probably shine and be good for the team.  Last year I had my eyes on Kevin Ogletree and he panned out pretty good I'd say.  Where he goes from there is the story now, but a great season for an undrafted rookie.

This year the guy I had my eye on is Chris Gronkowski.  I just saw so much more potential in him than I see in Deon Anderson right now.  I hear that Deon is a better blocker, but that is kind of given when you have as much time as he does in the league. 

The things I like about "Gronk" though (besides his name which sounds kind of brutish, like you would envision a fullback to be) are his ball skills.  He is a guy that can carry the rock and catch passes and provide a little bit of variety.  I wouldn't go as far as to call him another weapon, but versatility is always good.  I believe last year Deon Anderson caught his first touchdown pass, but really I never see the guy touch the ball on offense.  Personally, I believe that the only people on offense that should never touch the ball are guards and tackles.  If you aren't a guard or tackle and you don't touch the ball on offense, I see you as dead weight, because the defense knows what you're going to do before the ball is even snapped.  Just another element to keep the defense guessing.

His size is also intriguing, as he has a similar build to another fullback that was very important to the cowboys offense in the 90's.  Daryl "The Moose" Johnston was listed at 6' 2" and 238 lbs.  Gronk is listed at 6' 2" 235, and will probably get bigger as he matures in the NFL.  Now, he has the size, but does he have the skillset and heart that "Moose" had?  Most likely not, as Daryl Johnston is probably the only Fullback in NFL history getting consideration for the Hall of Fame.  But I will be watching this kid and hoping that he supplants Deon Anderson as the Cowboys Fullback.  If he can beat out a 4th year vet, imagine where he could be in his 4th year for us.  I have high hopes for this kid and I'll be watching how number 44 does on the field.

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