Patriots Twitter Not Thrilled After Team Drafts Kicker Justin Rohrwasser


Who could have seen it coming?

Well, actually, many people could, and did. After all, the Patriots routinely use a fifth-round pick on a specialist. But, while not unique, it seems it doesn’t make it any easier for fans to wrap their head around.

The New England Patriots drafted a kicker with their first Day 3 pick, selecting Marshall’s Justin Rohrwasser with at 159th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The selection of Rohrwasser, while it filling a need after veteran Stephen Gostkowski was released this offseason, might not have been exactly what Patriots fans were hoping for — especially sincethe Patriots had not drafted a quarterback or receiver to that point.

Here’s how their reaction went:


The selection of Rohrwasser was the Patriots’ lone fifth-round selection/

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