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- Athletic center fielder type
- Great ball skills
- Tends to be a "home run" playmaker
- Average run defender
Haha Clinton-Dix is considered to be the best safety prospect in the 2014 draft class for good reason. He has elite athleticism, intangibles, and ball skills. "Haha" also benefits greatly from having Nick Saban coaching the defensive backs at Alabama.
In Saban's defensive scheme, the safety is often the "general" of the defense. Haha has assumed the leadership role like a duck to water in a seamless transition of power from Robert Lester. He possesses elite ball skills along with great instincts as a pass defender. Clinton-Dix also has uncanny quickness and agility to instantly recover from his backpedal once the ball is in the air. The measurements are ideal as he is a robust 6'1 210 with a frame to add more weight if necessary. He has the size to compete with bigger tight ends and the foot speed to keep up with the en vogue slot receivers in the NFL.
However, as a run defender, Haha has some work to do as he often tries to go for the home run hit instead of properly wrapping up. Also, he needs to refine his pursuit angles and tackle techniques. It's nothing that extra coaching can't fix.
- HCD was previously suspended for 2 games this year after allegedly taking a loan from an assistant coach. He returned for the game against Arkansas.
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