Combine NumbersHasean "Ha Ha" Clinton Dix catching a pass at the 2014 NFL Combine
- Height- 6'1"
- Weight- 208 lbs
- Arm length- 32 3/8"
- Hand size- 9"
- 40 time- 4.58
- Bench press- 11 reps
- Vertical jump- 33"
- Broad jump- 119"
- 3 cone drill- 7.16
Alabama is known for having championship caliber teams year in and year out. To have great teams you have to have great players. In 2013 their most notable draft picks were Eddie Lacy, D.J. Fluker, Dee Milliner, and Chance Warmack. Each player made their own impact on each of the teams starting lineups and Eddie Lacy won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Chances are, if you draft a top player from Alabama, you're getting a work horse type of player.
Ha Ha Clinton Dix drinking some Gatorade after making a play on defense.
Ha Ha Clinton Dix is looking to become just that. He is a true Free Safety, but is very versatile in the way he can cover the deep ball and the short route. In his junior year at Alabama, Dix recorded some sub-par numbers compared to his sophomore year. Only 2 interceptions compared to 5 the year before. Yet, he has that aura about him that makes him seem like he's going to be a great NFL player. He is very athletic and this past week at the NFL combine he showed that. He ran a 4.58 40 which is not in the top 10 for defensive backs, but for man 6'1" and 208 pounds that is more than fast enough. He's very light on his feet and has good hips. Any Hall of Fame defensive back will tell you that hips are a huge part of playing DB. Quick cuts need to be made and you need to be football savvy. There's a couple knocks on Ha Ha Clinton Dix though, he is an overly-aggressive player and he has been burned multiple times for huge plays. He also goes for the "knockout punch" so-to-say on hits and doesn't tend to wrap up. This could potentially lead to a lot of missed tackles at the next level.
Ha Ha Clinton Dix is the number one safety in this years draft but could lose some draft stock with the low vertical jump and slow 40 time. Although that shouldn't knock him too much considering his presence on the field shows he's much more than just a strong hitter. He can make plays on the deep ball and knows how to play the short game as well. He knows how to play man to man and uses his body to shield off the offensive player and go for the deflection or interception. He has quick feet and good hips to help with cutting and staying with defenders. He will thrive in the NFL with just a little discipline and great coaching. Look for Dix to be the first defensive back off the draft board and a top 20 draft pick.