Pittsburgh Steelers Trade 1st-Round Pick For Miami Dolphins DB Minkah Fitzpatrick – CBS Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers Trade 1st-Round Pick For Miami Dolphins DB Minkah Fitzpatrick - CBS Pittsburgh
Sources — Steelers get DB Fitzpatrick from Fins
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are trading a 2020 first-round pick to the Dolphins for Minkah Fitzpatrick.

The NFL confirms that the Dolphins are trading their defensive back Fitzpatrick for a first-round pick.

With the Fitzpatrick trade, Miami now possesses its own 2020 first-round draft pick in addition to the Texans and the Steelers. Due to previous deals, the Dolphins also own the New Orleans Saints second-round pick, the Tennessee Titans fourth-round pick, the Dallas Cowboys sixth-round pick and the Kansas City Chiefs seventh-round pick in 2020.

BREAKING: @MiamiDolphins trading DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to @steelers for a first-round pick. (via @RapSheet) pic.twitter.com/WiDwOdZ9kn

They have a strong likelihood of landing the No. 1 overall selection with their own pick. With the news of Ben Roethlisbergers season-ending elbow injury, the Steelers selection could also end up being a premium pick.

KDKA’s Rich Walsh says on Twitter, “Steelers going all in despite losing Ben for the season.”

A versatile defender capable of playing multiple positions in the secondary, Fitzpatrick has lined up primarily at strong safety this season, a position even his mother complained about during the preseason.

Bob Pompeani says this trade is something that can energize a team still reeling from the loss of their quarterback.

Fitzpatricks departure further depletes an already talent-thin Dolphins roster that has started the season with a 59-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and a 43-0 loss to the New England Patriots.

Big news out of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded their 2020 first round pick for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

NFL Network reports that Miami is also swapping its 2020 fourth-round pick for Pittsburghs fifth-round pick and its seventh-round pick in 2021 for Pittsburghs sixth-round pick in the deal.

TRADE: Steelers are trading a 2020 first-round pick to the Dolphins for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, league sources tell ESPN.

An obviously aggressive move by Kevin Colbert even in light of the team losing QB Ben Roethlisberger for the season. Fitzpatrick is under contract through 2021.

At 6-foot-1 and 207 pounds, Fitzpatrick presumably feels hes better suited to play in the secondary rather than line up in the box to battle with bigger offensive players.

The Steelers are banking on not having a high draft pick next year, showing confidence and an “all-in” mentality with Mason Rudolph at the helm. Assuming the team doesn’t make a trade up into the first round next year, they’ll be without a 1st round pick for the first time since 1967, two years prior to Chuck Noll being hired.

Fitzpatrick, the 11th overall pick of the 2018 draft, requested a trade out of Miami following their 59-10 opening loss to Baltimore. Pittsburgh was reportedly one of several teams in the hunt and the reason why the price tag was as high as it was. Through 18 career games, Fitzpatrick has 91 tackles and two interceptions. He’s showcased a ton of versatility, playing everywhere from safety to sub-package linebacker.

That the Steelers were willing to part with a first-round pick after learning of Roethlisberger prognosis speaks to how highly they value Fitzpatricks talent.

— #Dolphins traded CB Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 4th rounder in 2020 and a 7th rounder in 2021— #Steelers traded a 1st rounder in 2020, a 5th rounder in 2020 and a 6th rounder in 2021

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