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2014 NFL Draft Picks: Packers Select Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from Alabama

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The Packers added one of the top defensive backs in the draft on Thursday night.

Adam Hunger, USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers were on the clock with the 21st pick of the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft. With that pick, the Packers have selected...

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."

Clinton-Dix recently tweeted this out after his selection:

We also have this scouting report on Clinton-Dix from SB Nation:

The Packers will be up next in Round 2 with the 53rd overall pick.

Here is the full list of the Packers' 2014 draft picks at this point in time:

Round Pick Player Position School
1 21 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama
2 53
3 85
3 98
4 121
5 161
5 176
6 197
7 236