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Nick Fitzgerald NFL Scouting Report, Draft Profile and Projection

By Kevin Nardone
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Nick Fitzgerald Hand Size, Height, Weight and Age

Player: Nick Fitzgerald

Position: Quarterback

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 at the 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 to just 10 interceptions. He supplemented his solid passing numbers by being a dominant force on the ground. 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 York Giants (No. 108), 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 an excellent athlete with the prototypical frame for an NFL quarterback and a team like the Giants, who need to start looking to their future at the position, could look to bring in Fitzgerald on day two of the draft to try and develop him behind Eli Manning.

If New York passes on him at the beginning of the fourth round, don't be surprised if New England picks him up. Fitzgerald could be the perfect quarterback project for coach Belichick and his staff while also being able to play a similar role as Saints backup Taysom Hill in New England's creative offensive sets.


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