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Pats trade up, select TE Gronkowski

The Patriots have traded up to the 42nd spot, moving up from 44, and have selected University of Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Gronkowski is a first-round caliber talent. He slipped to the second round because of a back injury, which sidelined him in the 2009 season.

Gronkowski came to Gillette Stadium to meet with the Patriots as one of the team's 30 pre-draft visits.

The Patriots gave up a sixth-round pick (190) and a second-rounder (44) to move up to select Gronkowski.