What can the Green Bay Packers expect from Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in 2017?
Drafted in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Clinton-Dix has become exactly the player the Packers hoped he would. Not only did he help fix one of the team’s most pressing needs, he’s yet to miss a game, an ever-present in Green Bay’s secondary.
After three impressive seasons, the Packers picked up Clinton-Dix’s fifth-year option to keep him under contract through 2018.
What can we expect from the safety entering his fourth season?
Suiting up in all 16 games, Clinton-Dix made 80 tackles, 0.5 sacks and forced a fumble. He also made an impressive five interceptions.
All in all it was another strong season for Clinton-Dix, who continues to develop into one of the best young safeties in the league. He made the Pro Bowl for the first time, while also earning second-team All-Pro honors. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reviewed his season in January.
“Brings somewhat of a glowering presence to the secondary. Has made tremendous strides as a tackler. Missed a team-high 16 tackles as a rookie before cutting back to nine last year and just three this year. For the sake of comparison, Burnett missed eight. Clinton-Dix also led the team in takeaway plays with six. He intercepted five passes, not dropping any. However, he continues to make too many miscues in coverage.”
Odds of making roster: 100 percent
Cleaning up those coverage issues will be a priority this summer, but there’s no doubt Clinton-Dix will make the roster. If he can keep up his impressive run of staying healthy, he could end up as the snap-count…
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