2013: Second-team All-American selection and first-team All-SEC pick. Played in 11 games with nine starts. Was suspended indefinitely (two games) after an assistant coach loaned him money. Underwent surgery for a torn meniscus in December 2013. 2012: Played in all 14 games with 10 starts. Led the team and tied for the SEC lead with five interceptions. Had an interception in the SEC Championship win over Georgia and the BCS National Championship win over Notre Dame. 2011: Played in all 13 games as true freshman. High School: No. 1 safety in the nation according to Rivals and Scout. Misc.: Full name is Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix.
Nice size and body length. Quick to read and react. Has speed and flexibility to match up with slot receivers or tight ends. Ranges off the hash. Good hands to intercept. Effective run supporter -- drops downhill with conviction and does not shy from contact. Takes direct angles to the ball. Runs the alley and wipes out ball carriers. Secure tackler. Can break down and tackle in space. Has special-teams experience. Well-coached in a pro-style defense.
Has a narrow build and lacks ideal bulk. Could stand to get stronger. Occasionally gets stuck on blocks. Could stand to iron out his pedal. Does not always play with abandon -- plays conservatively at times and can be late fitting in the run game or getting off the hash. Average ball production and playmaking ability. Not as natural in the box. Not an intimidating presence. Started just 19 games.
Lean, athletic, physical, instinctive free safety with starter-caliber range, coverage skills and tackling ability. Was not an omnipresent ballhawk or violent eraser, but should step into a starting role right away and solidify the position.