Madison
32° F
Light Snow
Light Snow
Advertisement

Packers go defense, take Clinton-Dix in 1st round

Published On: May 08 2014 10:10:59 PM CDT
Updated On: May 08 2014 10:18:50 PM CDT
Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -

The Packers have selected Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round of the NFL draft, adding a hard-hitting safety to a defense that needed playmakers.

Clinton-Dix was taken with the 21st overall pick Thursday night. He had 51 tackles and two interceptions as a junior in 2013, his first season as a full-time starter for Alabama. He'll join fellow former Crimson Tide star running back Eddie Lacy in Green Bay.

Clinton-Dix is considered to be disciplined player with good ball skills, though not especially fast or athletic.

Still, he figures to strengthen the secondary. The Packers didn't get an interception from their safeties last year.

The Packers wanted to find impact players on defense in the off season. They added veteran Julius Peppers to complement Clay Matthews on the pass rush.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement