NFL Mock Draft 2014: St. Louis Rams Select Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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With the thirteenth overall pick in the 2014 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the St. Louis Rams (represented by hooahsaint2.0) select...

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

After losing Darian Stewart to the Ravens in free-agency, the Rams don't have any real viable options on the back end. Stewart himself wasn't a great fit at free safety as he is more of a run support thumper and likely more suited to SS as opposed to FS, which could have lead to the Rams letting him walk. Even had Stewart remained in St. Louis it is likely they would have drafted Ha Ha as he is a true coverage FS and has shown good range and some ball hawk ability. Add in that Gregg Williams is the defensive coordinator and needs a true centerfield-style safety for his defense to be at its best and drafting Clinton-Dix at 13 is a no-brainer.

In 3 seasons with Alabama's pro-style defense in a very tough SEC, Ha Ha posted 98 tackles, 7 interceptions and 9 break-ups. He will be drafted with the expectation to make the transition and start right away.

Calvin Pryor may also be an option here, but I see Williams and Fisher both looking more for coverage over run support. Other needs are OT and WR, but neither of these is feasible at pick 13, especially when you can fill a key cog in the defense without having to reach.

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Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2014 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Houston Texans QB Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
Tee Word 30%
2 St. Louis Rams DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina Kevin Sean Held 57%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M Alex Swift 59%
4 Cleveland Browns WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson Shadow Flash 80%
5 Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack - Buffalo Khannar 71%
6 Atlanta Falcons OT Greg Robinson - Auburn Dave Choate 80%
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blake Bortles - UCF russty 31%
8 Minnesota Vikings CB Justin Gilbert - Oklahoma St. JackMarzullo 50%
9 Buffalo Bills OT Jake Matthews - Texas A&M Letloosethedogsofwar 88%
10 Detroit Lions WR Mike Evans - Texas A&M Monkey Poop Battle 49%
11 Tennessee Titans LB Anthony Barr - UCLA Lostastic 60%
12 NY Giants TE Eric Ebron - UNC Khannar
13 St. Louis Rams S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - Alabama hooahsaint2.0
14 Chicago Bears
BlackandGold4ever
15 Pittsburgh Steelers
saintmanumit
16 Dallas Cowboys
Ryan Edwards
17 Baltimore Ravens
Tee Word
18 NY Jets
Monkey Poop Battle
19 Miami Dolphins
Letloosethedogsofwar
20 Arizona Cardinals
Alex Swift
21 Green Bay Packers
BlackandGold4ever
22 Philadelphia Eagles
organictallman
23 Kansas City Chiefs
coldpizza
24 Cincinnati Bengals
coldpizza
25 San Diego Chargers
Lostastic
26 Cleveland Browns
Shadow Flash
27 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
28 Carolina Panthers
Ryan Edwards
29 New England Patriots
Shadow Flash
30 San Francisco 49ers
saintmanumit
31 Denver Broncos
Alex Swift
32 Seattle Seahawks
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