Nick Fitzgerald NFL Draft Projection, Stock, Profile and Scouting Report

David Hayes
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Nick Fitzgerald 40-Yard Dash Time, Hand Size, Height, Weight & Age

Player: Nick Fitzgerald

Position: Quarterback

40-Yard Dash Time: 4.64 seconds

Hand Size: 9 3/4"

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 226 lbs

Age: 23
College: Mississippi State Bulldogs

Nick Fitzgerald Stats

Since becoming the full time starter at Mississippi State back in 2016, Nick Fitzgerald has been one of the most electric dual-threat quarterbacks in all of college football. In each of Fitzgerald's three seasons as a starter, he passed for over 1,700 yards and ran for more than 900 yards. Fitzgerald was also able to net double-digit touchdowns both on the ground and through the air in all three seasons.

Fitzgerald's best season came in 2016. He threw for 2,423 passing yards, completing 54.3-percent of his passes, for 21 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. He supplemented his solid passing numbers as a dominant rushing force on the ground too. Fitzgerald rushed for 1,375 yards and 16 touchdowns, while averaging an impressive 7.1 yards per carry.

Nick Fitzgerald Highlights

Nick Fitzgerald Draft Projection

Fourth Round

Nick Fitzgerald Draft Prediction

New England Patriots (No. 134)

There are certainly question marks surrounding Fitzgerald's validity as a NFL-caliber quarterback. Scouts worry about his ability to look downfield as he goes through his progressions and have cited his inconsistent accuracy in college as a concern.

This being said, Fitzgerald is still an excellent athlete with the prototypical frame for an NFL quarterback. Don't be surprised if New England picks him up. Fitzgerald could be the perfect quarterback project for head coach Bill Belichick and his staff, with the potential to play a similar role to New Orleans Saints' backup QB Taysom Hill in New England's creative offensive sets

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