Draft prospect preview Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix


Ha’ Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix, FS Alabama

6’1″ 208 lb. JR

Our secondary was atrocious this year with Lewis and Robinson being the big problem to me. Lewis, and Robinson were the weak link in our defense, constantly being burnt touchdown after touchdown. I have expressed all year that this needed to be addressed. So I feel with the latest chatter of the Chiefs signing Weston Dressler to add depth to our WR squad, we must address the backfield situation in the first round to assist the defense.

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PROS:

Clinton-Dix is a very physical safety who knows how to play his position, and reads the QB very well. He is a hard hitter who covers and closes on receivers well, while not over playing and getting burned. I have seen quite a bit of video of him stuffing the run, and when the receivers get the ball they are taken down almost immediately not allowing extra yardage. I feel his and Eric Berry’s play style compliment each other to unbelievable levels. He assists DB’s while not impeding their coverage and he gets vertical very well against receivers and has long arms with amazing hands.

CONS:

He doesn’t wrap up all the time, he tends to just go for the big hit rather than making a tackle and luckily from what I seen the receiver went down. He gets very emotional at times, how is this a CON you ask? I see a lot of film with coaches having to restrain him from getting into other players faces after big plays. He doesn’t shed blocks very well and seems to be over muscled by receivers and tight ends. He tends to play the receiver rather than trying to break up the ball in man coverage.

I feel he would be a great addition to the team and would solidify our secondary. The only problem I see with him is the supply vs demand for safeties this year in the draft. There are not very many safeties available, and this could drive his value to high and not allowing him to fall to us in the later part of the draft. Ha Ha could take our defense to the next level filling the current void in the backfield. Now don’t get me wrong he will need some work to transition to the NFL, but I feel he will be a force for years to come.

 

 

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