We couldn't cover a Tight End if our lives depended on it. So enter Minkah Fitzpatrick the langy 204 lb Safety from Alabama.
He has the speed and toughness to line up in the slot, against TEs and even blitz the QB. He is versatile enough to play center field but he will be used near the line of scrimmage.
Arguably rated in the Top 10 and picked at 11, he had to be the top rated player on our board.
I think we will come to love this kid as much as Nick* Saban did at Alabama. He started for the 3 years he played there. All 3 years!
Fitzpatrick won both the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award as the Top Defensive Back and the Chuck Bednarick Award as the Top Defensive Player. He has the instincts and skill set to be a captain on our defense and a Pro Bowl player during his career.
You got to love this pick despite passing on Tremaine Edmunds who could've played LB for us.
Time will always tell but it looks good so far.
Dol-Fan since 12/25/1971
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