- AProjectionRound 1
- Hand9 ⅜
- Arm31 ¼
Strong Points: Good safety size. Very good athlete with speed, change of direction, quickness, flexibility and body control. Big-time playmaker. Has experience at both safety and corner. Can line up in the box, back deep, on the slot or even at corner. Effective pass rusher. Consistent tackler. Very good man coverage guy and an excellent zone player. Great ball skills and hands. As good as there is in this draft supporting the run. Can control a game with his play.
Weak Points: Really none. Might need to get a little bigger to hold up against NFL talent.
The Way We See It: A true junior, Fitzpatrick was a top recruit out of high school who received significant playing time as a freshman in the Alabama sub-package. Moved to safety in 2016 when Eddie Jackson was injured. He's been a difference-maker ever since. Not much he can't do. Can line up in the box, on the back end, on the slot or even at wide receiver. Very good in both man and zone coverage. Great ball skills. Has nine career interceptions and has returned four of them for scores. Used as a pass rusher often and is very effective. Can play safety or corner at the NFL level and start right away at either. Future All-Pro. Better than Jalen Ramsey, who went No. 5 overall in 2016.