Gronkowski, the younger brother of Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, said he’s been asked “at least 50 times” during combine interview sessions with NFL teams this week about Rob’s recently concluded party cruise.
“The whole Gronk Cruise thing, I’ve gotten a lot of that,” Glenn said when asked about the types of questions he has fielded from teams. “I’ve had to put up a lot with that this week.”
For the record, Glenn wants everyone to know that he was not aboard the ship. Instead, he was working out and getting ready for the combine.
And as long as we’re clearing things up, one other thing …
“He’s crazy, obviously,” Glenn said of Rob. “He loves to have fun. But, yeah, I’m not as much fun as him. That’s kind of hard to be. It definitely comes with the family, though.”
Glenn appeared somewhat serious when talking about the line of questioning he was receiving from teams inquiring about the family reputation of being partiers. He wanted to assure them this would not be an issue.
“I’m 100 percent committed,” he said. “I’ve never been in trouble with the law. I’m not doing anything dumb, I’m not getting in trouble. Shouldn’t be any problems at all.”
If Glenn is to follow in his brothers’ cleats (Dan, Chris and Rob all played in the NFL), he knows he’ll have to do it, initially at least, as a special teams player. He understands it’s a longshot to get drafted. He says he’s talked to 15-20 teams so far, mostly ones that still use a fullback. He’s been told he’s got a shot on the third day of the draft, but most have given him a free agent grade.
He said he’s met this week with the Patriots, who also talked to him at the Senior Bowl. While he doesn’t have a preference which team gives him a shot this summer, he likes the idea of playing for Buffalo, where he grew up.
“We were at all the Bills games; we were cheering for the Bills and all that,” he said. “Obviously, they have never been that good, but we were always there cheering for them and everything. But yeah, that would be awesome to be there. Any team would be a dream come true.”
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