Minkah Fitzpatrick – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Minkah Fitzpatrick

CB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
CB Alabama 29 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'0 203 4.52 6'0 204 31 1/4 9 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.46 33 10'1 14 DNP DNP

Overview:

Fitzpatrick finished his career at Alabama, where he played in 42 career games, where he had 171 tackles, 16.5 for loss, 9 interceptions, 24 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles. He has great speed, is a tackling machine, a hard hitter, and proved to be a ball hawk. He is very versatile, as he can play both cornerback, and safety, he is very physical, and does not back down. He also has good instincts, and he has good overall size. He is a shut down cornerback, has great ball skills, and is good in coverage. He also proved to be a defensive play maker, and was a special teams standout on the coverage team. On the other hand, he is not the tallest cornerback, and he has issues with fast backs and receivers at times, but those do not hurt his game. With all of that said, I expect Fitzpatrick to end up being the top cornerback taken, and a top 5-10 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Tackling machine

Ball hawk

Sure fire tackler

A special teams standout on cover team

Good in coverage

Has great speed

Did a great job of breaking up passes

A defensive play maker

Is versatile as he can play CB and Safety

Hard hitter

A tough nosed player

Has good overall size

Very physical

Does not back down

Has good instincts

Good cover CB

A shut down CB

Weaknesses:

Not the tallest CB

Has issues with faster backs and receivers at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 42

Tackles: 171

Tackles For Loss: 16.5

Interceptions: 9

Pass Breakups: 24

Forced Fumbles: 2