DOLPHINS DRAFT FITZPATRICK #1
The Miami Dolphins did not land the QB of the future, however, they did address a large need with a top talent. The Miami Dolphins drafted DB Minkah Fitzpatrick from Alabama to improve a shallow secondary that was ranked near the bottom of the league. Fitzpatrick is a versatile defender who was regarded by many as a top five talent in this year's draft. With teams jockeying for the four highly desired QBs, it left a number of top players thus creating great value in the middle of the round. Miami clearly benefited and Fitzpatrick was not expected to be there at #11. Alabama Coach Nick Saban calls him the "Best player I have ever coached" and Ray Lewis says he is a "culture changer". Fans in general appear to feel positive about the choice, however, with linebacker Tremaine Edmunds also on the board, many wonder if they missed on a bigger need. As always, only time will tell.