Fitzpatrick definitely isn’t the only Alabama defender to watch.

The Alabama defense consistently sends players to the NFL, and Fitzpatrick is next on the list. While Kirk didn’t grab a spot in Dan Kadar’s 2018 mock draft, Fitzpatrick was a top-five pick and the first cornerback off the board.

There’s also Da’Shawn Hand and Da’Ron Payne on the defensive line and Ronnie Harrison at safety.

But the versatile skill of Fitzpatrick, who has played six different positions on the Alabama defense, could be the key to bottling Kirk. So far in 2017, Fitzpatrick has played strong safety for the Crimson Tide.

“We have been very young for the last couple years and that keeps you in the transition mode because you’re not able to bank on the chemistry and that background and the resources that you need to really communicate like you need to be a really high functioning team. It’s a process and we’re in progress making it that way.”

OK, I know No. 2 is sky high for a team that’s just 3-2, but hear me out.

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But what has launched the Saints’ hopes through the roof is the play of the defense so far in 2017. It forced five turnovers against the Lions on Sunday, two weeks after shutting out the Dolphins.

Maybe it won’t last for long, but even if it doesn’t, it looks like New Orleans struck gold with rookie Marshon Lattimore, who hasn’t given up a touchdown yet and had a pick-six Sunday.

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