The first round of events leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft are here, starting off with the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. This week during practice, NFL scouts have the opportunity to speak to players, and the Patriots reached out to one Glenn Gronkowski.

That name might be familiar to you and those within the Patriots fanbase, because he is in fact the younger brother of star tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Glenn, a senior out of Kansas State, played fullback in college, and was slated to meet with his brother’s team on Wednesday night. Needless to say, the younger Gronkowski would have no problem landing in New England with his brother.

Glenn wouldn’t be the second Gronkowski to play for the Patriots, but the third. Dan Gronkowski, the oldest of four brothers, played for the Patriots in 2011, where he appeared in five games, and made one start. Prior to his time with the Patriots, Dan had been drafted 255th overall by the Detroit Lions, and spent one year with the Denver Broncos, and two games with the Cleveland Browns.

Glenn doesn’t have many stats to show for his college career compared to that of his brothers, considering he plays fullback and they were tight ends. But the youngest Gronkowski is expected to line up at tight end this week. He stands at 6-3, 234 pounds.

If he’s able to show some skills at tight end and look anything like his brother, his stock can only go up.

When asked about the attention that his brother draws, and being the lesser known younger brother, it didn’t bother him. “Hey, I enjoy it,” he told‘s James Walker, “It’s been a goal of ours our whole lives to do this. We’ve been training since we were small. You definitely got to love it to be part of this family. We like to have fun. We like to work hard, and always staying out of trouble and always doing the right thing. It’s definitely fun being a part of this family.”

Hopefully for the Gronkowski’s, this second attempt at a family affair in New England works out.



About Harry Lyles Jr.

Harry Lyles Jr. is an Atlanta-based writer, and a Georgia State University graduate.