On Sunday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continued to make progress in his rehab from major knee surgery. NFL.com's Albert Breer reports that Gronkowski took part in an 11-on-11 practice for the first time during training camp. Breer added that the drills were run at about three-quarters speed.
Gronkowski tore his right ACL and MCL in December.
Gronk's average draft position rises with each positive word about his recovery that emerges. Last month, he was a fourth-round pick. Now he's being drafted early in the third round. He will move into the second round in a couple of weeks at this pace. His injury history and high price make him a very, very risky pick, but Gronkowski can be fantasy's top tight end if he plays 16 games.