As expected, Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick will forgo his final season to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Fitzpatrick made the announcement on Thursday.

Fitzpatrick aims to be a Top 10 selection and is viewed as an elite talent with a high football IQ, instincts, and his versatility to play anywhere in the secondary.

Fitzpatrick recorded 60 tackles, 1.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, and one interception last season.