A great article from Acme Packing Company. Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, safety, Alabama.
In a surprising slide, the top safety on many draft boards fell down to the 21st pick in the draft. Clinton-Dix was a two-year starter for Nick Saban’s defense in Alabama, recording seven career interceptions as well as four quarterback sacks.
Clinton-Dix bolsters the safety position for the Packers beside Morgan Burnett, and will allow Micah Hyde to be used as more of utility defensive back, likely splitting time at both safety and slot cornerback.
This pick is a perfect example of Ted Thompson drafting the best player available.
The SB Nation Alabama blog, Roll Tide Roll, describes him in their draft profile as “a rangy free safety that excels as a fluid center fielder. He diagnoses plays well, and takes good angles to the ball/ball-carrier. He does a fine job of breaking down and making tackles in space.”