Speaking with the Green Bay media Wednesday,
"Both guys were excellent players," Ryan said, per ESPN. "We would have been happy with either guy. But I took the guy who will knock your face in."
The report also indicates that there is a chance Burnett can lose his starting job, with rookie
"We don't get caught on 11 players, especially [when] the emphasis for our whole defense is to play more players," McCarthy said.
Clinton-Dix should be considered a No. 3 DB with potential to evolve into a Top 20 player at the position. We dig him with a mid- to late-round choice in standard seasonal play and long-term formats. He'll likely get taken between the middle of Rounds 2 and 3 in rookie-only drafts.
With the 21st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the
Standing at 6-foot-1 and 208 pounds, Clinton-Dix can play either safety spot thanks to his hard-hitting ability as well as his sleek feet and range to cover against the pass. He had five interceptions in 2012 and two more in 2013.
Clinton-Dix should end up starting next to Morgan Burnett in the Packers' defensive secondary. He ran a similar style of defense at Bama.
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