Former Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is making an early impression on Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase.
Gase told MiamiDolphins.com that Fitzpatrick is “trying to put himself in position to make plays and make sure that he’s doing his job” during the team’s OTAs the previous week.
“I know he’s trying to immerse himself in this stuff,” Gase said. “He’ll do anything he’s asked to do.”
Miami selected Fitzpatrick with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft last month. He was among the 12 Alabama players selected, which set a record for the most taken from a school in a single draft.
Fitzpatrick was one of the most decorated defensive backs in Alabama football history, having been a consensus All-American twice (2016-17), winning the Chuck Bednarik and Jim Thorpe awards in 2017 and playing on national championship teams in 2015 and 2017.
Many believe he’ll find similar success in the NFL, having been projected as one of the top defensive backs in the 2018 draft class.