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Rob Gronkowksi, gamebreaker

Jan 13, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a pass from quarterback Tom Brady (not pictured) for a touchdown in front of Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) during the forth quarter in the AFC Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Truly special players need to be game-planned around. You have to have a specific plan to address what they can do on the field to try and neutralize their impact, either directly or indirectly, or they alone can sway the outcome of the game.

Rob Gronkowski may be the most devastating weapon left in the postseason, and he fits that billing perfectly. He is the key that helps Tom Brady and the rest of the offense break apart game plans that would otherwise slow them down.


It goes without saying that Gronk is the highest-graded tight end at PFF, and his current grade of 93.3 is more than five points higher than any other player at the position this season.

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski

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