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It’s Ha Ha time in Green Bay; Packers pick Clinton-Dix

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 8, 2014 – 9:34 pm

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GREEN BAY–The fans’ pick is the Packers’ pick.

Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is the Packers’ first pick of the 2014 NFL draft. The Alabama star was selected with the No. 21 overall choice. The pick will no doubt be met with favor among Packers fans who began a campaign to draft Clinton-Dix shortly after last season ended with a Packers safety failing to have intercepted a pass.

Clinton-Dix, 6-1, 208, is the second safety selected in this draft. Louisville’s Calvin Pryor was chosen 18th overall by the Jets.

“Smart, instinctive, good anticipation. More of a true centerfielder,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Clinton-Dix.

Packers.com has updated this story with a more complete version.

 

 


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97 Responses to “It’s Ha Ha time in Green Bay; Packers pick Clinton-Dix”

  1. By Marin on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Great pick, TT!!!

  2. By ScottSummers on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Can you believe what a steal we got at pick 21?

  3. By Dennis on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Great Pick Ted Thompson and welcome to the Packer’s HA-HA

  4. By Tarlam on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Love it! Welcome, Ha Ha!

  5. By Don on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Excellent choice, this will hopefully solidify a better D

  6. By Jason Cozad on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Defently a great pick for the Pack…….GO PACK GO

  7. By JB on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Solid pick, welcome to Green Bay Ha Ha.

  8. By brett on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Great good news haha is a cheesehead

  9. By Jerry on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    An absolute steal…. Ecstatic!!!!!!!

  10. By Mike Clark on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Great pick! Ted does it again.

  11. By Tom B on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Clinton-Dix is a complete player. I don’t believe he will be an All-Pro anytime soon, but he will be a solid safety for the Pack. Dennard may have been a better player in the long run but his intelligence didn’t impress me with the interviews given on ESPN. Good solid pick by Thompson.

  12. By james on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Now they need a middle linebacker.. Go pack Go

  13. By jessy on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Great pick welcome Ha Ha!

  14. By Emmanuel on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Now we have HAHA and Jolly in the team.

  15. By Jon on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    A little worried that he really wanted to play for eagles..came out in a story yesterday.

  16. By Stellyd on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Welcome to Green Bay Ha Ha!

  17. By stepsonofdebbiedowner on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    another draft without a te as a 1st round pick. i just knew it.

  18. By Brian on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Awesome Pick! Eddy Lacy will keep him in line if he tries to take something out of the coaches lockers like at Alabama!!!

  19. By Don on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Nice to see TT not try to get cute or outsmart himself. Takes a solid pick with a terrific athlete at a position of need. Good for us!

  20. By Harleycops on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Packer nation is laughing hysterically at their #21 pick. To the rest of the league….HA-HA-HA!

  21. By axespray on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Now let’s go get Chris Borland tomorrow!!!

  22. By Joe Something on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Thanks Ted. Safety needed to be #1.

  23. By spike on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    tee hee…..i mean ha ha….go pack!

  24. By Sandy McGill on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Great pick! Welcome ha ha. And as my African grey parrot says Go Pack Go.

  25. By SmokeyJoe on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Now if they can get Van Noy in the second round it’s a spectacular draft for the defense.

  26. By Scott on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    I agree looked a little less than excited. He wanted Philly but we will be much better with him!

  27. By rex483 on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Trust TT to pick a winner. Kind of hard for this Auburn fan to see the Packers keep picking Alabama alums in the first round. But…it sure worked out last year. Welcome to the Packers!,,

  28. By Eric on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    I predicted the Pack would trade down or out of round 1 to get more value picks in rounds 2-4. I suspect they were trying to do that, given how long it took to make this pick. Wish we could’ve gotten Mosley–Ravens stole another great LB from us. Ha Ha is good value at #21 and an instant upgrade, though. And now we get to watch TT start working the draft board.

  29. By mazovoid on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Oh man. I could see the disappointment on his face right after we picked him. I think he really wanted the eagles to get him.

  30. By Nelson on May 8, 2014 | Reply

  31. By Rickie on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Ha-Ha Eddy Lacy Baby!!!!

  32. By carlos on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Did anyone question his body language when Green Bay picked him, he didn’t appear happy. Hope I’m wrong. Otherwise love the pick.

  33. By brokenbackjack on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Man i think we got a heck of a steal here.
    This guy can hit and plays the field well.

  34. By Guiseppe on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    round 2 guess, TE Niklas or LB Van Noy

  35. By stormeeatl on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    And we will all be saying “haha” to the Bears, Lions and Vikings as we dominate the North for several more years!

  36. By Lacy on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    I don’t get all of this, he wants eagles to pick him. If he wants ealges to pick him, can he just say no to GB?

  37. By Christine on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    roll cheese! roll tide!

  38. By Lacy on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Can anybody tell me, why did he say yes to GB if he wants the eagles?

  39. By patrick on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    we needed a safety very bad now we need a tight end and another wide receiver wouldn’t hurt

  40. By mazovoid on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    The packers could trade him to the eagles if they were willing to give up everything for him… Lol. Little concerned about his face after we picked him. I hope he is happy with green bay.

  41. By Matt on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Lacy: you have to play for the team that picks you or retire.

  42. By Christian on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    He did not appear happy, but guys – give him a chance. We want him to love us immediatly. Give him a few days with our coaching staff, our great players and community, and I promise he will love winning.

  43. By Matt on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Boooo! Terrible pick.

  44. By Christian on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    + imagine the emotions they are going through, no idea where they are ending up, decided in a split sec

  45. By Debby Downer on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    He pulled a hamstring on the way to the stage. I just knew he would.

  46. By Frank on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    I REALLY want the packers jersey with Ha Ha on the back!

  47. By Lacy on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Agree with Christian here. Give him times to meet the coaches, Lacy and Rodgers. He sure will be happy in GB.

  48. By Ryan on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    To be quite honest, I really did not like this pick. I think we should have traded into the 2nd round and picked up the best available Center (Weston Richburg).

  49. By Ryan on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Well Frank, unfortunately it will say Clinton-Dix on the back… not Ha Ha.

  50. By John on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Welcome to the Packers Ha Ha. TT, another great pick. Love it.

    JTW

  51. By Corky on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Good pick!! Go Pack Go!!!!!

  52. By Matt on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Dennard was the better choice.

  53. By Matt on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    I dont know why it is so hard to trade down. Take a bag of baseballs and the 26th pick instead of a mediocre player.

  54. By Matt on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Who was clearly disappointed to be headed to GB.

  55. By leroysbutler on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Hopefully he can achieve what the other number 36s have done.

  56. By mazovoid on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Why would we take Dennard when we are already stacked at CB? Safety was a major need for us and Ha Ha was probably the best value at our pick. It’s a win-win.

  57. By Pat on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    BAP. Have to beleive it was between HaHa or Dennard after Mosley went to Baltimore. Value & need meet, Great job Ted!

  58. By Fourononeoff on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    To those people who poo- pood my suggestion to draft Clinton-Dix months ago …ha ha eat it!

  59. By Thomas on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    TT and Co. show why they build a playoff contender every year. Great pick for our D. Ha Ha will be doing a lot of laughing as the Pack keeps winning.

  60. By HUG on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Wish we would have got Calvin Pryor, but this is a good pick too.

  61. By Matt on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    We are not stacked at CB. And Hyde is a better safety than Dix. Williams gets beat like a rented mule and House has never gotten it together. Shields and Hayward are solid. You can always move a corner to safety…you can’t move safeties to corner.

  62. By Matt on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Just watched the videos again…he is not pleased to be coming to GB. Great! Not only a mediocre player but one that doesn’t want to play for us.

  63. By Matt on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    And the 49ers just picked the best safety in the draft – Jimmie Ward. Second fiddle to the 49ers continues.

  64. By Joe on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Ha Ha Clinton Dix Six!! Say that everytime he gets a pick six.

  65. By jeff on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    from the look on his face he did not wanna be a packer that can be a issue just saying

  66. By Darin on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Matt how do you know Hyde is better than Dix?? Did you work them both out if not give Dix a shot before you say Hyde is better!!!

  67. By MikefromChicago on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    I am sure he will be happy when that first paycheck clears!!

  68. By Chris on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Another great pick by Ted Thompson. Keep calm and trust Ted.

  69. By MikefromChicago on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Is it just me, or do we have the coolest hats out of all the teams??

  70. By steve on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Great pick, so excited!! Welcome to green bay HaHa!!!

  71. By Tim on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    “When it came time for our pick, we felt he was the best player on the board,” Thompson said. “At the same time, we wanted to add a safety if we could.”

    That is as close as Ted Thompson will ever get to admitting that he made a pick based on need.

  72. By WCPackfan on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    For those concerned about Ha Ha’s body language and stories about him wanting to play for Philly, I ask you this. How many young guys coming out of college do honestly think have Green Bay at the top of their wish list.

  73. By Raphael on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    He will be wearing #21. Now tell me, does this remind you of another #21 that didn’t want to come to Green Bay a few years back? I bet that shocked look on his face was the realization that he would have to go up against Cobb, Nelson and Rodgers in practice all summer long…

  74. By John on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    To those who felt Ha Ha was disappointed to be a Packer when he was selected, you didn’t get to see when he received the phone call. You saw him on video a few minutes later when he was waiting at the curtain to go onstage. He was trying to compose himself prior to going onstage. He was wearing a GB T-shirt 2 weeks ago. He’s a great pick and happy to be a Packer. Go Pack! He’ll wear #21 btw. Awesome number.

  75. By Dustin on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    would have liked to see the Dennard pick and Hyde move to safety but still a solid pick

  76. By Jeff on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    So much negativity. What did you guys want? Clowney AND Mack? Stop being so pessimistic. This a great pick-has huge upside and is at a position of great need. Anyone saying Hyde is our solution at safety needs to shut it-Hyde was a below average cb last year-what makes you think he will be the safety of the future?

  77. By WCPackfan on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    I’ll bet most of them want warm weather and/or big city. Neither of which describes Green Bay. I’m not knocking Green Bay. I just don’t think it’s most guys’ cup of tea. Thankfully they don’t have a choice cuz I don’t think there would be a team to root for if they did.

  78. By Mista4oewun4oe on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    I could be reading this wrong but Ha Ha didn’t look very happy about being picked by the pack.This is not a good sign.

  79. By John on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Ha Ha in a Packer t-shirt in April. I’m telling ya he wanted to be a Packer.

  80. By Mike on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    I doubt many players go to there favorite team. So whether he was happy does not matter

  81. By WCPackfan on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Let them get a real job after leaving school early without a degree. I bet any and all disappointments about who drafted them cease.

  82. By Jamie on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    For all those out there who saw his reaction to being drafted. Fellow fan posted this link on an NFL.com post about his Eagles comment of him in a Packers shirt before the draft. http://imgur.com/Uwabz04
    Maybe its nothing.

  83. By Mista4oewun4oe on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    Don’t get me wrong I like the pick alot. It’s just his body language didn’t seem that of someone that is excited to play for the pack.

  84. By Manipuflation on May 8, 2014 | Reply

    It was a great pick. We had no other choice really and I was happy when the announcement. Ha Ha can play some football. Now we need a linebacker and another cornerback. Let’s bolster that defense because defense wins ballgames.

  85. By DarwinsMyth on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    I was afraid, when the Saints traded up to pick #20, that they were going to steal Clinton-Dix from the Packers. Clinton-Dix was by far the best available pick at #21, and the Packers are so fortunate when the Saints didn’t pick him.

    Round 2… I’d like to see the Packers pick WR Jordan Matthews (Vandy), who possesses very good athleticism with height and speed. We are one “WR going down” from hurting the team, so WR like Matthews can really help.

    We’ve been also hurting at punt and kickoff returning, and speedy WR Dri Archer (4.26) would easily fill the void.

    I feel, that Archer might be a greater benefit for the Packers. I can see our offense starting at the 50 yard line, or better, every time Archer touches the ball.

  86. By DarwinsMyth on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    Oh… and I sensed, that the Eagles weren’t too happy about the Packers selecting Clinton-Dix, when they traded down immediately after the Packers pick.

    Clinton-Dix didn’t seem very happy. Come on Hasean… you’re in the NFL and you’re on the team that is going to win it all this year… so cheer up.

  87. By somebody on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    I was worried for a second about the Saints trading up and getting Clinton-Dix, but then I very quickly realized they had no need for one with two stars in Vaccaro and Byrd. Then I was actually happy the Cardinals traded out of that spot.

    Quite interestingly, the Cardinals did end up picking up a safety later in the first round.

  88. By Sam on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    Replace every word not “Ha Ha” with “Clinton-Dix,” and we have ourselves a new cheer.

  89. By Brian on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    NA-NA-NA HA-HA YA-YA HEY HEY GOODBYE!

    WELCOME ABOARD HA-HA!!!

  90. By Kris on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    Dang, the look on his face was like his mom was forcing him to eat asparagus! I remember Woodson wasn’t too thrilled about coming to GB either and look how that panned out. His former Bama teammate will be there maybe Lacy will help him feel welcomed. Why go to the Eagles when a SB contender wants you??? Great pick, but smile HaHa.

  91. By northerner on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    More D talent is what the Pack needs. Good first pick with great potential. Now a LB with speed and a TE that is a giant. Go Pack

  92. By ERNIE on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    He did not look very happy!

  93. By Dixon2 on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    I will have to get used to the name but the defense got better last night.

    BAP happened to be a S. CD may have wanted the eagles but Ted sure wanted him.

  94. By Clayton on May 9, 2014 | Reply

    A good pick. Will be a solid player for a long time. Will never be an elite or special player, but you know the guy can play and do well at it. Reminds me of a guy like AJ Hawk.

  95. By Michael on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Ted Thompson has yet to replace Nick Collins. This guy could be the real deal. I love this pick!

  96. By Packaddict on May 12, 2014 | Reply

    Love the pick TT but now there is no more talk HaHa has to show up.

  97. By JJ on May 17, 2014 | Reply

    Awesome pick….Reunited with his Bama teammate, Eddie Lacy. Two great players, and Eddie will 4 sure keep Ha Ha in line………Go Packers!!!!!!!!!!

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