Rob Gronkowski

 

Rob Gronkowski will have to wait another day to begin his NFL career. The Arizona Wildcats' tight end was not selected in the first round of the NFL draft despite being viewed by many as one of the top-three players available at his position. Just one tight end - Oklahoma's Jermaine Gresham - was taken Thursday.

The Bengals selected Gresham with the No. 21 overall pick. Cincinnati showed interest in Gronkowski, too; tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes put the UA star through two hours of position drills during his pro day last month.

Gronkowski is expected to be taken sometime in the second round, which begins at 3 p.m. today. The Chiefs, the Patriots and the Ravens are all possible destinations.

Ryan Finley