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The NFL Draft has concluded and Rob Gronkowski was there, reminiscing about 12 years ago in April, when he was a young buck drafted by the New England Patriots.  Gronk was sporting a yellow and green jacket, part of his endorsement deal with Subway sandwiches with his father and brothers. The highlight at the Subway booth was the famous "Gronk spike" of a Subway sandwich.  It was messy, but fun to watch.

During an interview with Sports Illustrated, the infamous spiker of footballs and winner of four championship rings talked about what a great memory it was to be drafted and surrounded by his family.

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Gronk also shares advice he'd give the new drafts.  He tells them to start taking care of their bodies at a young age, as it'll prolong their career.  About Tom Brady, Gronk says he thinks Brady can play until he's 50.  As impossible as it seems, Gronk has all the confidence in his quarterback, as do most fans.

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Bryan Steffy for Getty Images for Encore Beach Club.  Gronk with Julian Edelman on stage
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When pressed by S.I. about if he'd come back to play more football if Julian Edelman signed with the Buccaneers, Gronk responded by saying "Oh yeah, if Julian signs with the Bucs right now, I'm coming back for another whole year."   There was no doubt, nor wavering in his voice.

Gronk also recalled his days as a kid watching the Subway foot-long sandwich commercials, and riding his bike to the shop to get the $5 footlong meatball sub. He was happy to be partnering with Subway for the NFL Draft.

Now about that sandwich spike...watch this.

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