Alabama led Texas A&M, 24-10, with just under 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter last October. The Aggies were driving and had 3rd-and-5 from the Tide's 10-yard-line. Kellen Mond took the shotgun snap, rolled right and fired a goal-line pass to Camron Buckley, whose crossing route was covered by Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick stepped in front of the pass and picked it off, a huge play in preserving a two-score lead in a game that Alabama won by eight points.
Fitzpatrick was dominant nearly everywhere on the defensive side of the ball last season, though he was particularly dominant on crossing routes. The junior defensive back allowed a 27.4 opponent passer rating, according to Pro Football Focus. That's more than 64 points below the national average on crossing routes, 91.5.
Fitzpatrick is widely projected as a top-15 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.