Dolphins bolster secondary with Minkah Fitzpatrick at 11

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The Dolphins are bolstering their defense with their first-round draft pick.

With the 11th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Miami selected Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick.

There was talk that the Dolphins were hoping one of the top four quarterbacks would fall to them, and that they might even trade up for a quarterback. But when four quarterbacks went in the Top 10, the Dolphins went with defense instead.

Fitzpatrick should be a Day One starter in Miami, and should help a Dolphins team that has a lot of holes. He’s not as sexy a pick as a quarterback, but he’s more likely to make an immediate impact.

26 responses to “Dolphins bolster secondary with Minkah Fitzpatrick at 11

  1. Stupidest team in the league..No Doubt about it. Tannehill is all done and they have a chance to get a franchise QB… No Thanks, we’re taking Minka. A guy who will make no difference. This is why the Dolphins haven’t won anything since Cheating Shula 46 years ago. LMFAO Miami. You guys know you can’t even take the AFC East so you just completely tank and even at the draft. I guess you’re going for more High Draft picks next year too.

  2. Good pick, no reason to get a QB.
    Hate all you want on RT. He was having a pro bowl season prior to getting Injured. Once he is healthy this will be a good football team. A solid OL finally and wait and see the results.

  3. exnavysub says:
    April 26, 2018 at 9:22 pm
    Seems Dolphins fans were glad Cards moved up to get Rosen. THis was a good pick by them. Look out Tom!
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    I was!

  4. exnavysub says:
    April 26, 2018 at 9:22 pm
    Seems Dolphins fans were glad Cards moved up to get Rosen. THis was a good pick by them. Look out Tom!

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    I’d say that last place in the division is more likely. I called it with the Broncos last season and am calling it with the Dolphins this season.

    I do like their new uniforms, though, and this is a good player, so I won’t be sad if I’m wrong.

  5. Dolphins floated that qb talk hoping to scare some sucker into jumping over them. Worked like a charm.

  6. Oh, how I would have loved to get Fitzpatrick in Pittsburgh! This guy has the potential to be a Polamalu-type game-changer in the secondary. Just a knife to the heart knowing we didn’t have a chance for him.

  7. finzfan49 says:
    April 26, 2018 at 9:38 pm
    Good pick, no reason to get a QB.
    Hate all you want on RT. He was having a pro bowl season prior to getting Injured. Once he is healthy this will be a good football team. A solid OL finally and wait and see the results.

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    Nice talking point. What happened the first 5 games of 2016? The lone win during that stretch was against the lowly Browns, and it was a barn burner to see who the worst team in the NFL was at that point. That 7-1 run came against the Bills, Jets, ARZ, SF, TENN the 2 best opponents during said stretch was PITT and Baltimore. Anyone remember what Baltimore did to that Miami team? The same thing they did in 2008 to a hot Miami team, twice. I believe Chad Pennington was lauded as the “most accurate QB in history” and was on his way to the PB. Only to throw how many interceptions to Ed Reed in the playoff game?

    The unbridled lovefest for Tannehill is silly. His going into his 7th year, and you people are still holding out for his “breakout year”.

  8. Scalesofjustice says :

    Stupidest team in the league..

    What? Rosen was off the board at 10 thanks to the Cards/Oakland trade – He was the last QB worthy of a 1st Rd pick & in my opinion FRAGILE, so tell me HOW stupid was it to take a ball-hawking DB like Fitzpatrick that cover the middle tight like that?

  9. Dolphins fans are never happy. Best DB in the draft, hands down. The guy covers the tight end and the slot which is something Miami has sucked at for years. This quarterback class is way overhyped and I’m glad we didn’t mortgage our draft or future drafts to move up.

  10. dolphinsmakemecry83 says:
    April 26, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Dolphins fans are never happy. Best DB in the draft, hands down. The guy covers the tight end and the slot which is something Miami has sucked at for years. This quarterback class is way overhyped and I’m glad we didn’t mortgage our draft or future drafts to move up.

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    Excellent point. We don’t know if any of these QB’s are going to be great. We’re not talking about Wentz and Goff. This group has question marks. What we do know, is that Minkah Fitzpatrick is more likely to be a great player.

  11. If the Fins were not sure about Rosen, and many are, the Cards took the pressure off them by moving up. Hard to pick somebody that not there. Fitz was the BPA and the Fins needed that position upgraded badly. Solid pick all the way.

  12. Finally! My Dolphins held their ground and not only took the BPA, but it turns out to be the greatest need on Defense. Many think a OLB was the best, but Fitz will play Nickel and FS and cover the middle of the field (crossing routes, TE seams, slots). Only Roquan Smith was able to do this and he was gone early. Great PickUp. Paired with SS Rashad Jones and they are going to be ProBowlers together. PLease get a TE now!!!

  13. If they’re both available in when the Phins are on the clock, who do you pick… Dallas Goedert or Mike Gisecki? I personally like Gisecki.

  14. Better QBs coming out next year. We’ll survive this year. We need to get playmakers and fill holes as much as possible.

  15. I wanted Miami to take a quarterback in the first round. However when the top four QB prospects did not fall to number 11, they made a great defensive pick with Minkah Fitzpatrick. Giving up draft capital to trade up would have hurt the Dolphin’s efforts to rebuild the team with more talent.

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