So, what does Dez Fitzpatrick joining the Tennessee Titans really mean?
In Round 4 of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected Dez Fitzpatrick, a six-foot-two and 208-pound monster from the Lousiville Cardinals. Now, how does it make you feel when you hear that? No, it doesn’t have the same ring it had when his name was called during the selection meeting (when we didn’t know who the pick was), but hey, it’s not like you don’t already know who the Titans’ eight selections were.
Fitzpatrick’s unexpected addition (and the addition of LSU’s Racy McMath two rounds later) ended the questions about when Tennessee might take a receiver and who they would settle on. Now, the questions look like this? What took so long? Should the Titans have taken a wideout before the selected Monty Rice or Dillon Radunz? What can be expected of Tennessee’s rookie receivers in year one?
We may never know the answer to the first question. The second will be answered during the regular season. Here’s an attempt to answer the third now.
Ladies and gentlemen, here are three reasonable expectations of Fitzpatrick during his 2021-2022 rookie campaign.