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Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: First round pick brings Minkah Fitzpatrick

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NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have made their first selection of the 2018 NFL Draft, adding safety Minkah Fitzpatrick from Alabama. The move gives the Dolphins a player with a ton of flexibility, able to play him as a true free safety, as a cover safety on tight ends and running backs, as a cornerback, or even as a sub-package linebacker. Fitzpatrick will team with Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald as the Miami safeties.

Fitzpatrick spent three years playing for Alabama, recording 171 tackles, with 16.5 for a loss, along with five sacks, nine interceptions with four touchdowns, 24 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

Dolphins 2018 Draft Picks

R1.11 (11): Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama
R2.10 (42)
R3.9 (73)
R4.23 (123) (from CLE via CAR)
R4.31 (131) (from NE via PHI)
R6.35 (209) (from LAR via KC)
R7.9 (227) (from SF)
R7.11 (229)

Dolphins 2018 Draft Needs

Early needs (Rounds 1-3)

1. Linebacker
2. Tight end
3. Safety

Mid needs (Rounds 3-5)

4. Defensive tackle
5. Quarterback
6. Cornerback
7. Running back

Late needs (Rounds 5-7)

8. Offensive lineman
9. Kicker

No Needs

10. Defensive end
11. Wide receiver

Poll

How do you grade the Miami Dolphins’ first-round pick of Minkah Fitzpatrick?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    A
    (4209 votes)
  • 18%
    B
    (1072 votes)
  • 4%
    C
    (232 votes)
  • 1%
    D
    (78 votes)
  • 2%
    F
    (119 votes)
5710 votes total Vote Now