Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State
Fitzgerald was a three year starter at Mississippi state and is a product of a well respected quarterback guru and current Florida Gators Head Coach, Dan Mullen. Fitzgerald struggled with accuracy in college and was exceptionally poor on deep ball throws.
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What Fitz lacks in the passing game he makes up for on the ground. In three years as a starter Fitz threw for 6,207 yards, 55 touchdowns, 30 interceptions and completed 54.2 percent of his passes while adding 3,607 yards and 46 scores in the run game. Providing a different aspect to the offense for sub packages may just help his odds of making the final roster or practice squad.
Bruce Anderson, RB, North Dakota State
Bruce Anderson was the lead back for one of college football’s most dominant programs in the country. In his first two years at North Dakota State, he served as a rotational back appearing in 24 games totaling 756 yards for 4 total touchdowns.
In two years as a starter Anderson use his patience and physical running style to accumulate 2,140 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground with another 500 yards and 6 touchdownss through the air. Anderson struggles with decision making at times and that showed having averaged only 6 yards per carry behind the best line in their league.
Anderson is above average in so many areas on the field that he could have easily been a day three selection. Expect Anderson to find snaps on special teams and contribute to the stable of Tampa Bay backs.