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Gronkowski: 'It's right to go now' to NFL

The ultimate goal, said Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski, is getting three brothers on the same NFL team.

The day's news is that Gronkowski is leaving Arizona a year early to join his brother and Wildcats teammate, senior fullback Chris, in the NFL draft, after which they will join older brother Dan, who's already with the Detroit Lions.

"Three brothers in the NFL at one time? That's unbelievable," Rob Gronkowski said. "That was always my dream."

Gronkowski said that despite sitting out the entire season with a back problem that required surgery, he's healthy now -- doctors cleared him this week, he said -- and he and expects to be selected in the first round.

"I got all great reports [from the NFL] -- first round, if I can show them I'm healthy," he said.

Gronkowski said he was medically cleared by Dr. Robert G. Watkins III, who performed back surgery on Gronkowski, as well as Dr. James Andrews, but he admitted he's not sure if he will be able to participate in the NFL combine.

"If I'm not 100 percent, if I don't feel like I'm ready to go, then I might just go and do interviews," he said. "But I'm definitely going to be ready before the draft. I'll be ready for pro day or my own little pro day I'll do. I'm definitely going to show them I'm 100 percent."

He said he has hired Drew Rosenhaus to be his agent.

Gronkowski said he expects two years of game film to impress scouts and GMs. And when he's ready to work out, he expects to show off impressive physical skills that earned him All-Pac-10 honors as a sophomore.

"I'm going to wow the teams," he said.