Looking Back at The 2018 Miami Dolphins Draft Class…Minkah Fitzpatrick

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Just about a year ago the Dolphins drafted 8 players who are now going into their 2nd season. I though I would reflect on the play and potential after one season and project how they might fare moving forward as well as grade the picks a year later.

We will start off with our first round pick number 11 overall Minkah Fitzpatrick

With the 11th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft the Miami Dolphins selected S Minkah Fitzpatrick DB, Alabama who was somewhat of a surprise to be there so Miami’s GM Chris Grier wasted no time picking Fitzpatrick, despite having a greater need at MLB they passed on who I had as the pick I would have selected LB Tremaine Edmunds.

Chris Grier once again ignored a true need for the BPA and so Minkah Fitzpatrick was forced to play at a position of lesser need and ended up bouncing around from CB-S at various positions something that did not serve him well as he was never really able to get a solid footing at one position and the Defense under preformed all year which eventually contributed to the firing of head coach Adam Gase for his poor selection of Defensive Coordinator Matt Burke.

At this time last year I felt it was a mistake to draft TBPA overall than drafting TBPA based on position of need and Buffalo traded back into the first to select LB Tremaine Edmunds who had a much better season than our rookie S Minkah Fitzpatrick. Now that The Dolphins are in rebuild mode it makes much more sense for them to take TBA in the upcoming draft but a mistake last year, despite drafting a very good player who now will have a chance to take over one of the DB positions for a long time coming.

Grade after one year B+

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