Heading into the offseason, Dez Fitzpatrick was hardly on the radar of NFL Draft experts. That changed in late January, when he put on a show during Senior Bowl week, culminating with a six-catch, 90-yard performance in the game. At 6-foot-2, 202 pounds, he has a knack for positioning himself through contact, and boxing out cornerbacks to get to the football. He is also a surprisingly strong route runner for a guy his size. After a breakout freshman year at Louisville, Fitzpatrick’s play became inconsistent for the remainder of his college career which, combined with a deep class at the position, resulted in his initial low draft stock. However, he bounced back in 2020 with 43 catches for 833 yards, which led some to wonder if his inconsistency was more tied to the Cardinals’ up-and-down quarterback play as opposed to his own abilities. If the Patriots want to take a chance on him, it will likely take a mid-Day 3 pick.