Ha Ha Clinton Dix S Alabama #6
Size/Athleticism: Above average height for the position. Adequate overall build. Strong enough to bring down bigger ball carriers.
Coverage: Prototypical free safety. Frequently played the role of centerfielder in Alabama’s cover one sets. Does a nice job reading the quarterback and is capable of cover the deep portion of the field on his own when asked. Understands his assignments and rarely caught out of position. Rarely used in man coverage and inconsistent footwork when he did match up one on one. Easily forced into false steps, even against unathletic tight ends, when in man coverage.
Ball skills: Modest leaping ability. Shows inconsistent timing when going up to contest the pass in jump ball situations.
Run support: Diagnoses the run quickly and is quick to close. More of a pile-on tackler than a difference maker but is capable of plugging a hole and taking on a ball carrier head on. Inconsistent open field tackler. Does a nice job plugging holes at the line, but in the open field his footwork is slow and he whiffs on too many attempts. Takes proper angles.
Intangibles: Suspended for two games for taking a loan from a coach. Viewed as a quiet leader by the coaching staff.
Durability: No known issues.
Comments: Clinton-Dix is capable of coming in and starting immediately at free safety. He’s a prototypical centerfield who covers a lot of ground and can read the quarterback to put himself in position to make a play. There are some questions about his ability in man coverage and he’s inconsistent against the run, but for a team looking to fill a specific hole, he can make an immediate difference.