Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Over Calvin Pryor For the Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys Mailbag

In your Mock Draft I just saw posted, you guys picked Clinton-Dix over Pryor. I like Pryor more than him. Is there any reason you like Clinton Dix more than Pryor?

-Jesse

Let’s be clear. I like both players at FS. I think they both have ballskills that warrant the use of a first round pick. I just think Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has an extraordinary ability to play centerfield. He has amazing range, speed, hip movement, and instincts. He knows how to play different deep zones as FS and can cover enormous portions of the field when left alone.

Pryor is a better hitter and more complete safety. That may sound like enough to rank him above Clinton-Dix but most clubs value ball-hawking above all. Clinton-Dix has those special ball-skills that don’t come around every year. His range and ability are something special. He’s not flawless but I would still be excited if the Cowboys picked him in the first (if even available) as long as Donald and Barr are already off the board.

I think Clinton-Dix has the potential to be an Ed Reed/ Earl Thomas type centerfielder within a very short period of time. That’s high praise. Having a player like Clinton-Dix, reliably covering deep, would allow the Cowboys to play the SS closer to the line of scrimmage (which we know the Cowboys prefer).I like Calvin Pryor but I love Clinton-Dix so that’s why so many of us have him ahead of Pryor on our rankings.

 

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  • Michael Davis

    Yet I think Ward was the only Safety to get invited to visit Dallas.