Commentary

Patriots at it again on Day 2

New England gets value and an extra, other teams stumble while reaching to fill needs

Originally Published: April 23, 2010
By Todd McShay | ESPN.com

Day 2 saw plenty of action from the very start, but two teams stood out to us based on the good and bad days they had.

First, as always seems to be the case, the New England Patriots came away from the second and third rounds as big winners. Coach Bill Belichick has been searching high and low for a tight end who can make a difference all over the field and he might have found that in Rob Gronkowski (third round, No. 42 overall). If the back injury that cost Gronkowski the entire 2009 season is no longer an issue, he could play for the Patriots the role of a tough guy who also brings receiving ability to the table.