Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Packers sign Hawaii DB Charles Clay

The Packers have signed Hawaii Defensive Back Charles Clay, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein reports. 

Clay, a native of the Aloha State, has played for the Rainbow Warriors since 2011, spending his freshman year at SMU after redshirting in '09.

In his career at the usually weak Mountain West school, Clay was solid, collecting a total of 113 tackles, 8 pass breakups, and 4 forced fumbles. Despite those nice numbers, the youngster wasn't drafted earlier this month, the reason why this tryout happened.

Impressively, 69 of those tackles and 4 of those pass breakups actually came last season, even though the Warriors went just 1-11.

Overall, I'd say this guy seems like a good acquirement, as he has a reputation for being able to stop opposing ball carriers. Still, the fact that he's from Hawaii and played there has got to be acknowledged, as Honolulu and Green Bay are obviously nothing alike.

Now I'm not saying that this guy's an automatic failure just because he's from a warm place, but it's definitely something to be looked at. I'm no expert on how conditions effect play, but I'm assuming a temperature drop from 70 to 20 during the winter won't exactly help him.

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