Minkah Fitzpatrick has spent time learning from Patrick Peterson

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Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick doesn’t know whether he will play cornerback or safety in the NFL, but he recently got pointers from Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson.

“I was out there for three days in Arizona,” Fitzpatrick said. “I was just out there picking his mind, asking him a whole bunch of questions, working out with him and going through his daily routine. We had some fun. He’d just show me what he did on a day-to-day basis, and of course, I worked out with him, trained with them. Two-hour sessions every time we worked out. He’s pushing me. My feet were bleeding. I was working, but I was getting better. I took a lot from the few days I spent out there. I enjoyed it, and I’m applying what I learned here.”

Fitzpatrick expects to return to Arizona this summer to learn from Peterson some more.

Fitzpatrick, projected as a high first-round pick, can play anywhere in the secondary after spending much of his time as a slot corner for Alabama. He said some teams are asking him about playing corner, and others see him at safety.

“For this weekend, I think it will show people I have the hips and feet of a corner, also the IQ and the tackling ability of a safety,” Fitzpatrick said. “I think that’s really important to show coaches who are out there doing my drills. Then I think going into the draft, they know I can play multiple positions at a high level. Not just playing there but also at a high level.”

8 responses to “Minkah Fitzpatrick has spent time learning from Patrick Peterson

  1. Fitzpatrick is going to be an outstanding player for some team. As this item indicates, he has the drive to be great to go along with physical talent. Would be nice to see him in Cardinals’ secondary with Patrick Peterson but that won’t happen. Though Cardinals need another CB, they have greater needs and, besides, Fitzpatrick will be drafted before Cardinals pick.

  2. ytownie says:
    March 4, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    Browns have a very difficult decision at #4– Barkley or Fitzpatrick?

    It’s an easy decision… Barkley at 1 and Fitzpatrick at 4. Two starters and not a project QB that needs to sit behind who knows what…

  3. What? Minkah, no! Just kidding, rivalry aside, this is only positive signs for him. This kid is the real deal. He immediately upgrades the locker room alone, as he is an excellent leader and obviously backs it up with strong play. I would LOVE to see him in Buffalo, with Tre-Day and Hyde and Poyer, but he’s just too dang good and will be gone long before we pick. Whoever gets him will not regret it, even Cleveland can’t screw this kid up. RTR!

  4. Agreed… Browns should take him 4th…their first pick however is a tough one..on one hand Barkley is a beast and would no doubt be an upgrade for theur offense…but they almost gotta take a QB it their fan base will go crazy

  5. Loved watching all three of his season at alabama. He was so dynamic playing corner that freshman season.
    You could tell how much he grew by just looking at the clemson games. Freshman year hunter beat him a bunch, these last year hunter caught ome pass and minkah was all over him for that one.
    Wish my bucs would take him at 7 becaise he does a lot to affect those around him, always elevating others play.

  6. kemdawg says:
    March 4, 2018 at 10:34 pm
    Agreed… Browns should take him 4th…their first pick however is a tough one..on one hand Barkley is a beast and would no doubt be an upgrade for theur offense…but they almost gotta take a QB it their fan base will go crazy

    I’m not ready to totally throw in the towel on Kizer. Worst thing they did was let McCown go and throw Kizer to the wolves last year. I’m ok with them getting a veteran QB in here and taking Barkley at 1 and Fitzpatrick at 4, with the possibility of trading up (unheard of for these Browns) using the second round picks if/when one of these QB’s fall in the draft. Maybe Allen or Mayfield drops and you can get them in the mid-first round… at least you will have 2 sure fire starters with Barkley and Fitzpatrick already at the table. If you sign a Bradford maybe Kizer learns behind him and you have your QB of the future already… I’m still not 100% sold on any QB in this draft, but I am totally sold on Bark and Fitz.

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