May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) poses for a photo after being selected as the number twenty-one overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Green Bay Packers at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Packers signed Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a four-year contract

The Green Bay Packers have inked first-round draft pick, No. 21 overall, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a four-year contract on Thursday. The terms outside of the four-year part have yet to be made available.

Clinton-Dix fills a need for the Packers defense, one that was so glaring many saw the Packers picking a player at the position in the draft.

“I kind of went back and looked at Green Bay (before the draft) and (thought), ‘You know, they could use some help (at safety and) on the defensive side of the ball, period, with the great offense they already have,’” Clinton-Dix said, via Fox Sports. “So I looked there, and I was like, ‘Well, everybody might be right. I might end up in Green Bay. Seriously.’

“They brought me here for a reason,” Clinton-Dix added. “I love to play safety. I’m here. I’m ready for it.”

He’ll certainly have a chance to succeed in the Packers defense, and he goes in and performs well and impresses in training camp it make the team a lot more confident than simply awarding him the spot because of the need as the 2014 season starts.

The Packers are hoping Clinton-Dix can be a defensive focal point for years to come in their defense in a division that features some of the league’s best wide receivers.

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