A Perfect 10? Titans WR Dez Fitzpatrick Knows He’s Not There Yet, But He’s Been Working at it During a Year of Growth

Selected in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Louisville, the Titans cut Fitzpatrick last August after a disappointing training camp. The team then signed him back to the practice squad, and he spent a good chunk of the year there, learning.

In the second half of the season, Fitzpatrick got a chance to play.

Things weren’t perfect, but he ended up catching five passes for 49 yards and a touchdown while playing in four contests.

Earlier this offseason, Titans General Manager Jon Robinson praised Fitzpatrick for his growth.

“I think Dez really grew as a player,” Robinson said. “I think he has developed his skillset, and he understands what the pro game takes now – he did not understand that (last) August. But he has grown, and I am just really proud of the steps he has taken.”

The growth has continued.

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill complimented Fitzpatrick after Tuesday’s OTA after he made a tough catch across the middle, with safety Amani Hooker in tight coverage.

“Dez is working,” Tannehill said of Fitzpatrick. “He came down to Florida and threw with me for a few days, we got some good work down there. I’m excited to see the progress he has made. He made a tough catch (Tuesday), coming across the middle, safety on his back, through the contact. It was just great play strength to finish the play and make the catch across the…

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