Former Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald asked to work out at second position
Nick Fitzgerald was Mississippi State’s starting quarterback for three seasons. There’s a chance he may get an NFL opportunity at another position. The official Twitter account of the NFL Draft revealed that Fitzgerald was asked by at least one team to work out at tight end.
With Fitzgerald checking in at 6-5, 226 pounds, it’s not surprising to see a team views him as a potential tight end. NFL.com lists Fitzgerald’s prospect grade as a 5.00 as a quarterback, giving him a 50-50 chance of making an NFL roster.
At MSU, Fitzgerald passed for 6,207 yards at a 54.2 completion percentage (511-of-942) with a 55-30 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He ran the ball 601 times for 3,607 yards and 47 touchdowns. He caught one pass in his college career, a nine-yard reception in 2016.
Teams can request players at #NFLCombine to work out at 2nd position. It gives you insight as to how player is viewed. Some requests this year:
QB Nick Fitzgerald (TE)
QB Trace McSorely (DB)
RB Devin Singletary (WR)
WR Hakeem Butler (TE)
DT Ed Oliver (LB)
DT Dre’Mont Jones (LB)
— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) March 2, 2019
On Friday it was reported that Fitzgerald met with the New York Giants.
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) March 1, 2019