Who wouldn’t? Gronkowski said when asked about wanting a new deal.
Gronkowski, 29, is scheduled to make $8 million in base salary this season. He has outplayed the eight-year, $54 million extension he signed with the Patriots in 2012.
Last May, New England added $5.5 million in incentives to Gronkowski’s contract for the 2017 season. The All-Pro ended up making $10.19 million.
Price had surgery after suffering an incomplete tear of his chest muscle while doing the bench press at the combine. He’ll need four months to recover, but should be ready for training camp. A 55-game starter for the Buckeyes, he plays with power and explosiveness.
The Broncos did not pick up the $9.23 million option on Ray’s contract for 2019. He is scheduled to become a free agent in March without an extension.
He played all over the formation for the Crimson Tide. Ridley is more advanced in his route running than others in this draft and should show a broader skill set in the NFL. His 1,000-yard season at Alabama came as a freshman.
He improved his 40 time to 4.42 on his pro day. Jackson moved from cornerback to wide receiver and back early in his career with the Hawkeyes. He had eight interceptions and was credited with 26 passes defensed in 2017. He forced six turnovers — five interceptions and a forced fumble — in a two-game span.
Even with his production — 3,613 career rushing yards — Michel might be one of the more underappreciated players on the board. He runs with power and is elusive. Michel can close the deal in the open field and is more proficient in pass protection than other backs in this draft.