Packers select Ha Ha Clinton Dix in 1st round of NFL Draft

Published 05/08 2014 09:33PM

Updated 05/09 2014 02:45PM

Heading into Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers biggest need appeared to be at safety.

With the 21st pick, Ted Thompson went a long way toward filling that need, selecting safety HaHa Clinton-Dix from the University of Alabama.

Clinton-Dix played in all 14 games for the National Champion Crimson Tide in 2012 as a sophomore, intercepting five passes and recording 37 tackles.

He played in 11 games in 2013, starting 9. He was suspended for two games for accepting a loan from an assistant coach.Clinton-Dix will wear #21 for the Packers, and will likely be expected to start right away.

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