The five biggest positive surprises for the 2018 Miami Dolphins
By Brian Miller
Minkah Fitzpatrick – secondary
To say that Fitzpatrick has been a big surprise is kind of an understatement. He was expected to be good as a first round prospect and he has lived up to those expectations. In fact many in the media and among the fans view him as potentially the best defender on the entire team.
Fitzpatrick is ranked at the top against pass coverage by one stat site. More impressive is that he didn’t start off as a starter and while he played well when in the games, the Dolphins seem to hold him back but they are not doing that anymore.
Since arriving he has played four different positions on defense and has played well at each one. So well in fact that he could easily start at any of the secondary positions and would likely stand out as a linebacker as well.
For all the drama that surrounded his selection internally, likely media inflated drama, Fitzpatrick has done nothing more than show he is a cornerstone fixture on the defense. The fact that he has yet to come close to his potential is almost scary.
Now you tell us who you think has been the biggest positive surprises this season for the Miami Dolphins.