Sep 14, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans (13) runs after a catch against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (6) during the first half at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft grades: Green Bay Packers select HaHa Clinton-Dix


With the 21st overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected safety HaHa Clinton-Dix from the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Coming into the draft there was some heavy rumblings that head coach Mike McCarthy and the organization would be looking in the defensive direction and that’s what they did–and it was a smart move.

In three years at Alabama under head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, Clinton-Dix amassed 99 total tackles with four for loss in helping the Tide win two national championships during his time in Tuscaloosa.

With the NFC North getting more pass happy as the years go along with the likes of Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler, it makes a ton of sense for the Packers to grab probably the best cover safety in the entire group, who should make an instant impact with the team from day one when he steps on the field.

The success of Alabama players in the draft continues this year, especially for defenders, as Clinton-Dix is the second Alabama defensive member to be selected on Thursday night after C.J. Mosley was taken by the Ravens with the 17th overall pick.

Grade: A+

 

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  • Phillip

    Thank god, after seeing both LB’s go, than Pryor, i figured no way Dix got pass Miami and Arizona, thank god NO traded up. With both LB’s gone, this draft couldn’t of fallen any more perfect for Green Bay, sucks we missed on Shazier and Mosley though, think it would of been awesome to have Shazier or Mosley with Ward, Bucannon or Brooks at Safety. Wouldn’t of been been Bucannon and thank god even more NO offered Arizona a deal, cause they just took Bucannon at 27, would of likely took Dix had they stayed put. Definitely happy with Dix.