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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Alabama FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

03.07.14 at 2:00 pm ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (AP)

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is an aggressive safety who might be gone by the time the Patriots make their first selection. (AP)

HA HA CLINTON-DIX

Position: Free safety

School: Alabama

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 208 pounds

Achievements: 2013 second-team All-American, 2013 first-team All-SEC

What he brings: Scouts say that Clinton-Dix has good vision and awareness on the field that allows him to react well to plays. Some warn, though, that Clinton-Dix’s aggressive style of play opens him up to misreading situations.

Where the Patriots could get him: Clinton-Dix is likely a top-15 pick, so the Patriots would have to trade up to get him.

Notes: Clinton-Dix’€™s first name is Ha’€™Sean, but he goes by Ha Ha because that was what his grandmother called him when he was younger. He served a two-game suspension after he received a loan from Corey Harris, the Alabama assistant strength and conditioning coach. The loan, which reportedly totaled less than $500, went against NCAA regulations because it was considered an extra benefit. Clinton-Dix was the top safety in the nation coming into college according to Rivals.com and Scouts.com.

Related articles:

AL.com: Is Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix the best safety in the NFL Draft? Depends on the ‘flavor’ you seek

Journal Sentinel: NFL Draft Combine – Tale of 2 safeties: Pryor, Clinton-Dix offer different skill sets

Video: Here is a video with highlights from Clinton-Dix’s time at Alabama

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