The Pats made Marshall product Justin Rohrwasser the No. 159 overall pick. He was the first kicker selected this year.
Bill Belichick owned a gaping need at the position after cutting long-time kicker Stephen Gostkowski this offseason. The Pats didn't have a kicker on the roster until the selection of Rohrwasser.
Rohrwasser spent the past two seasons at Marshall. In 2019 he connected on 18 of 21 field-goal attempts (85.7 percent) and was 7 of 8 from 40-plus yards, including two 50-plus yarders, with a long of 53. The booter spent two years with the University of Rhode Island in 2015 and 2016 before moving on to Marshall.
With most expecting the Patriots to add a quarterback at some point during the draft, Belichick first decided to fill the hole at the kicker position.