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Can Clinton-Dix Overcome Tide Draft History?

Perhaps Nick Saban's brilliance as a collegiate coach has been working against his defenders once they reach the NFL. Time and again, high-profile Crimson Tide defenders have fallen short upon reaching the NFL. What does that mean for first-round pick HaHa Clinton-Dix?

Including 2014 first-round picks C.J. Mosley and HaHa Clinton-Dix, 23 players from Alabama's powerhouse defenses have been drafted since Nick Saban took over the Crimson Tide in 2007. Of the 18 veterans, just one has been selected to a Pro Bowl. None were named a first-team All-Pro. Just one averages at least three sacks per season. Only one averages at least two interceptions per season. There... Recommended Stories