2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about MINKAH FITZPATRICK: Alabama, 6001 204 4.49. Junior entry from Old Bridge, NJ. Three-year starter for the Tide. Versatile defender with experience at multiple positions in the secondary. Has played corner, nickel corner, nickel linebacker and safety. Shows skill at all spots. Quick and fluid with above average agility. Adjusts well moving downhill and is physical in run support. Plays the nickel spot with instincts, reactions, and skill. Takes on blocks with his hands and is quick to shed. Physical versus a stalk block. Has a unique ability for a defensive back to get off blocks with a variety of technique. Solid tackling skills. Takes good angles and leverage to the ball. Very aggressive. Shows excellent speed in the deep zones. He can occasionally get focused on an individual route and not see the route concept. Overall in zone is disciplined and the majority of the time shows the skill to read routes and the quarterback. Does a good job in the short zones as a nickel. Closes void areas quickly and can play underneath a deep route and break on the short route. Shows the speed to stay in phase versus a deep pattern at corner. He demonstrates smooth transitions and reactions on the ball. Physical in press with the ability to mirror cuts and stay in phase. Shows a sudden break on the ball with the ball in front of him. Has a knack for the big play interception, timing his break to catch it at the high point. Shows excellent blitz ability from the nickel spot and has a burst to close. Fitzpatrick checks all the boxes as a versatile defender who can excel at multiple spots on the field. He is an explosive athlete with good techniques and athletic ability. Will contribute on all special teams’ coverage units. 2017 stats: 60 T, 8 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 8 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FF, 1 BK, 1 INT. BTR:left 4.69, right 4.71. OSR:10/41. First round. (A-31 1/4, H-9 3/8, VJ-33, SS-DNP).