Georgia TE John FitzPatrick selected in sixth round of 2022 NFL draft

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Georgia tight end John FitzPatrick was selected in the sixth round with the No. 213th overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday.

That extends the program record to 15 draft picks in one draft. This officially breaks the record for the most players to be selected from a single school.

At 6-foot-7, 250 pounds, FitzPatrick, who is an Atlanta native, has the build to take big hits by defenders, and he has a great ability to hold onto the ball after taking a blow.

FitzPatrick played in all 15 games of the 2021 season, and he started at tight end in wins over UAB, South Carolina, Auburn, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia Tech. He finished the year with six catches for 83 yards, and his career-long catch of 28 yards came in a win against Vanderbilt.