A friend of mine is a middle school language arts teacher in southern Wisconsin. She sent me this submission from a student, assigned to write a persuasive essay.
Looks like we have a Packers blogger in the making.
Courtesy of Jack, an eighth-grader:
Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix is an all SEC safety from the University of Alabama football team and many consider him the best safety in all of college football. Clinton-Dix has recently announced that he will forgo his senior season in Tuscaloosa and enter the 2014 NFL Draft and many believe that he is easily a first round pick as well as the first safety off the board. Clinton-Dix is a great fit for Green Bay for multiple reasons, and this is why the Green Bay Packers should use their first round pick on Clinton-Dix. First of all, the Packers have a huge lack of production at the safety position. Over the span of last season, the starting safeties for Green Bay were Morgan Burnett and M.D. Jennings. Individually, they each had no interceptions and were considered the 63rd and 67th best safeties in the NFL, meanwhile down south in Tuscaloosa, Clinton-Dix made 50 tackles throughout the season while also managing to intercept 2 passes. Those 2 interceptions by Clinton-Dix are more than both Jennings and Burnett...combined. Along with that, Clinton-Dix has NFL caliber skills. He is well known to read the quarterback’s eyes as well as anticipate the run when necessary. These are skills that have been seen and shown by future Hall of Famers like Troy Polamalu and Ed Reed. Finally, the Packers defense was at an all time high when they had a quality safety. Before his career ending injury, with Nick Collins as the best of the Packers’ safeties, the team was 2nd best in the NFL at preventing teams from scoring while also gaining the title as one of the most feared defenses in the NFL. With Clinton-Dix, Green Bay can reclaim that fear that opposing offenses once had. So in conclusion, the Packers should draft Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix because the Packers have a huge lack at safety, Clinton-Dix has NFL caliber skills, and finally the Packers defense needs a well performing safety to create fear in NFL offenses once again.