Losing Germie Bernard and Jayden Reed this offseason has caused some concern for the receiving corps among the Michigan State football fanbase.
Sure, Keon Coleman is coming back so he should be the WR1 and Tre Mosley, too, is returning. The receiving corps will have two proven veterans who could each lead the unit, but behind them are some unproven guys.
One of those unproven receivers is Christian Fitzpatrick, a former Louisville transfer.
When he transferred in a couple of years ago, everyone kind of expected him to have an immediate impact because of his size (6-foot-4), but he never quite caught on and was buried on the depth chart behind Reed, Mosley, Jalen Nailor, and Coleman.
Now, he’s going to have to step up — and he’s finally healthy.
Jay Johnson raving about Christian Fitzpatrick
Offensive coordinator Jay Johnson has had nothing but good things to say about Fitzpatrick so far this spring and even mentioned him as someone who’s stood out on offense.
This statement makes me believe that Fitzpatrick is going to see an increased role now that he’s healthy and there’s an opportunity in front of him.
Through two seasons with Michigan State, Fitzpatrick has just four catches for 20 yards, but he just wasn’t healthy enough last season to have a legit role. And in his first year, as mentioned before, he was buried on the depth chart.
I’ve been hoping for more Fitzpatrick for a couple of years because he could be a red-zone threat, but now it feels like he’s closer than ever to becoming a two-deep receiver.
I’m buying some early stock in Fitzpatrick.