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The Splash Zone 4/27/18: Dolphins Select Minkah Fitzpatrick

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Minkah Fitzpatrick has been described as a swiss army knife. He has experience as a safety, slot corner, and as a nickle linebacker. Fitzpatrick will play safety alongside Reshad Jones, meaning T.J. McDonald may be moved to linebacker. The Dolphins could have went with Tremain Edmunds to fill a need, but decided to go with the better value.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Dolphins draft Fitzpatrick, going with value over need | Miami Herald
Minkah Fitzpatrick unexpectedly slipped to the Dolphins at 11, and Miami pounced, taking one of the draft's highest rated players.

Miami Dolphins draft Minkah Fitzpatrick | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins, needing help covering receivers and tight ends in the middle of the field, drafted Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick


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2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about Minkah Fitzpatrick | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins selected Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick with the 11th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft 2018: Grade the Miami Dolphins' pick of S Minkah Fitzpatrick
So-called NFL experts are always offering up their grades of teams after the draft.

BREAKING: 2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins select Minkah Fitzpatrick | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins selected Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick with the 11th overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. Fitzpatrick, 6-foot, 204 pounds can play safety or outside cornerback or slot cornerback.

Dolphins miss out on QB, take Minkah Fitzpatrick in first round | Miami Herald
Quarterbacks were all the rage in Thursday's first round. The Dolphins could use one. But Miami played it safe in the NFL Draft by settling for Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 pick.

Analysts offer positive reviews on Dolphins' pick of Fitzpatrick | Miami Herald
Analysts largely praised the Dolphins' pick of Minkah Fitzpatrick, but his target numbers were significantly worse last season than in 2016.

For Miami Dolphins, addition of DB weapon Minkah Fitzpatrick a stunning coup | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — There was a lot of talk about chess pieces and Swiss Army knives at Miami Dolphins headquarters on Thursday night. And with good reason. Minkah Fitzpatrick is a weapon.


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