Green Bay Packers first round draft pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signed a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth year that they must choose to exercise before his fourth NFL season.
The Packers selected Clinton-Dix earlier this month during the NFL Draft with the 21st pick. Many couldn’t believe the Alabama safety fell to the Packers that deep into the first round, but when he was available, Packers GM Ted Thompson didn’t hesitate in selecting him.
With safety the biggest need on a defense that imploded last season, Clinton-Dix is expected to step into the starting lineup opposite Morgan Burnett, who signed his own long-term contract at the beginning of last season.
With Clinton-Dix’s signing, the Packers have just two draft picks to ink: second round wide receiver Davante Adams and tight end Richard Rodgers.
In a previous interview with FOXsports.com, Clinton-Dix had this to say:
“I kind of went back and looked at Green Bay (before the draft) and (thought), ‘You know, they could use some help (at safety and) on the defensive side of the ball, period, with the great offense they already have.’ So I looked there, and I was like, ‘Well, everybody might be right. I might end up in Green Bay. Seriously.’”
The move to bring Clinton-Dix to Green Bay was just part of a question to reload this Packers team. Not only did Thompson attack the defensive side of the ball, but he also added key components on the offensive side of the ball, especially at wide receiver and tight end.