Clinton-Dix asks Eagles to draft him

Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would be an intriguing selection for the Philadelphia Eagles when their turn comes up at No. 22 in the first round of Thursday's NFL draft.

Clinton-Dix believes it would be the perfect marriage, according to CSNPhilly.com.

CSNPhilly.com reported that Clinton-Dix sent a text message to Eagles director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz, a former Alabama football recruiter, to push for the team to draft him.

"He sent me an article and I was on the front of it, about going to Philly and what not," Clinton-Dix told CSNPhilly.com at an NFL Play60 event in Manhattan Wednesday involving the prospects invited to Radio City Music Hall. "I told him to tell them to come get me, please. Whatever it takes."

Clinton-Dix compared himself to former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins, one of the most popular players in franchise history.

"Dawkins was the last hot head they had," Clinton-Dix told CSNPhilly.com. "I don't know if I could fill his shoes, but I'd definitely bring an impact to that team."

The 6-foot-2, 208-pound Clinton-Dix reportedly ran a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

Clinton-Dix believes he can succeed at a high level in the NFL, much like Dawkins.

"I can do it all, from blitzing to covering, to playing the post, quarters," Clinton-Dix told CSNPhilly.com. "Whatever needs to be done, I'm doing it. Like I said, Brian Dawkins is a different breed, but I'm my own breed as well. You'd get a different feel with me."