Georgia football: John Fitzpatrick is an undervalued NFL Draft selection

John FitzPatrick runs towards DeMarcco Hellams. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
John FitzPatrick runs towards DeMarcco Hellams. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /

Georgia football tight end John Fitzpatrick declared for the NFL Draft to test his luck within the league. While he couldn’t participate in the combine, he will eventually make a team very happy.

He is one of the most undervalued players coming out of Georgia this year because while Brock Bowers was the tight end star, he was there blocking and doing his part.

Georgia saw a lot out of the Clarke Kent lookalike, and he was a great team player.

Fitzpatrick is probably one of the most overlooked among the 15 players eligible for NFL teams to select at the end of April. Due to surgery, he couldn’t do the combine, but with Georgia’s Pro Day coming up next week, it could change.

Georgia football may see John Fitzpatrick drafted, but it’s unknown.

A few players could go undrafted on Georgia’s draft-eligible guys. Fitzpatrick is one of them. Jake Camarda could as well, but his combine performance may have helped him. It’s not that Fitzpatrick isn’t good enough to get drafted — scouts don’t know a lot about him.

Last season, he recorded six catches for 83 yards. In his career at Georgia, Fitzpatrick has 17 catches for 200 yards and one touchdown. Those are great stats, which is another reason he isn’t getting a lot of love from the scouts.

It was a bold decision to declare when he could have come back for one more season, but Fitzpatrick took his shot, and someone could take a risk on him.

At 6-7 and 250 pounds, Fitzpatrick is a massive target. He needs some work on his catching but is an excellent blocker on the edge and provides the offensive line another body to protect the quarterback.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan could be a coach that takes a risk on him late in the NFL Draft, but Fitzpatrick will have to show them something at Georgia Pro Day.

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Fitzpatrick’s draft future is probably the most unknown among this massive draft class, but he is someone to take a risk because it takes a little development. His size is intriguing, but now we need to see him do more.