New England Patriots

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Patriots quarterback room continues to evolve. After adding Mac Jones with the 15th overall pick last night, the team opened up a roster spot by waiving Jake Dolegala. ESPN’s Mike Reiss was the first to report the move.

Dolegala had been with the Patriots since September, when he was signed to the practice squad. He wasn’t on the active roster for any games in 2020, but was signed to a futures contract at the end of the season.

With Dolegala gone, the Patriots quarterback room now sits at three – Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham, and Jones. Following the first round Thursday night, Bill Belichick announced that he currently views Newton as the starter, but expects the other two to push him for the job.

Following the move, the Patriots now have 76 players on their 90-man roster, including Jones. The team is scheduled to make nine more selections in the NFL Draft, and will likely want room to sign UDFAs as well.

Who might the Patriots look to take with their remaining picks? Here’s a look at who could be on the board at some key positions on Day 2.

For more NFL Draft coverage check out the Patriots Draft Hub 

Click here for 98.5 The Sports Hub’s complete coverage of the Patriots.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at abarth@985TheSportsHub.com.