Thursday, May 8, 2014

Take Two: C.J. and HaHa selected in first round

Two of the most decorated football players in Alabama history, and certainly of the Nick Saban era, have been selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Linebacker C.J. Mosley, taken at the 17th selection by the Baltimore Ravens, and safety HaHa Clinton-Dix, selected 21st by the Green Bay Packers, were the lone Tide players selected in the first round.

In respect to Mosley, the pride of Theodore, Alabama will now join former Tide stars Terrence Cody and Courtney Upshaw in Baltimore. The UA connection is likely not a great coincidence when one considers that Ozzie Newsome, one of the greatest players in Crimson Tide history, is the distinguished general manager of the Ravens.
When it comes to HaHa Clinton-Dix, his nickname describes how many 'Bama fans feel about his selection courtesy of the Packers. "HaHa"...laughing with joy! The pride of Orlando, Florida will now join former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in the land of the cheeseheads.
In a rather unexpected turn of events, which was documented and discussed by literally everyone interested in the draft, both Mosley and Clinton-Dix were selected ahead of highly touted quarterback Johnny Manziel. The dual-threat QB was taken by the Cleveland Browns with the 22nd selection.

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