Devin McCourty is one of four former Rutgers players on the New England roster. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
On the heels of a pre-draft breakdown we did on a look at the Patriots roster by school — and keeping in mind that the New England roster currently sits at 88 players — here’s an updated list as to how the Patriots roster is represented at this stage of the summer. Despite the fact that New England cut loose Tim Wright in the spring, Rutgers still sits atop the list, as four former Scarlet Knights are still part of the Patriots roster. (Jonathan Freeny, Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty and Logan Ryan.) The selection of two Arkansas players in the draft leaves New England with three former Razorbacks, joining a group of colleges tied for second place. And with the addition of second-round pick Jordan Richards and the sudden presence of Tyler Gaffney on the field after a year on the shelf, the Patriots have a trio of Stanford alumni. Here’s the complete list.
4 — Rutgers
3 — Arkansas, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi State, Stanford
2 — Alabama, Bowling Green State, Kent State, Louisiana State, Marshall, Memphis, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Texas Christian, Vanderbilt
1 — Alabama-Birmingham, Appalachian State, Arizona, Auburn, Brown, Cal, Colorado, Concordia-St. Paul, UConn, Eastern Illinois, Florida, Florida A&M, Florida International, Fresno State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana State, Navy, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, Syracuse, Tarleton State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas Tech, UCLA, Utah, Washington State, West Alabama, William & Mary, Wisconsin