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Green Bay Packers Training Camp Profile: Micah Hyde

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Micah Hyde

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie cornerback Micah Hyde joined the Green Bay Packers as a fifth-round draft pick from the Iowa Hawkeyes. Versatility is his calling card. The downside is that he is also a bit of a “tweener.”

Hyde put in an impressive career at Iowa with 38 total starts in his four seasons. He saw action at both cornerback and safety, but primarily started at right cornerback in 2012. The Packers will most likely try him at cornerback, where he will have to fight his way up the depth chart behind veterans Tramon WilliamsSam ShieldsCasey HaywardDavon House and Jarrett Bush. He’ll have to make his mark on special teams to garner a spot on the 53-man roster, so his primary competition may be Bush.

Prior to the draft, pro scouts noted Hyde’s closing speed and length, which allows him to knock away passes from would-be receivers. He is also considered an aggressive run defender, which holds great appeal for the Packers. He may be better suited as a zone cover player. He will have to prove himself in man coverage.

Micah Hyde fast facts:

Age: 22
Size: 6-feet, 197 pounds
College: Iowa
Jersey: #33
Twitter: https://twitter.com/micah_hyde
Bio: After concluding his career as an Iowa Hawkeye, Hyde was selected for the East West Shrine game. He totaled 240 career tackles to tie for 34th on the Hawkeyes’ career chart and is tied for 18th with eight pass interceptions. Hyde moved from cornerback to free safety during 2011 spring practice and played both positions in 2011.

Chances of making the Packers roster: Fair — The Packers have always got a spot available for a developing young cornerback.

Practice squad eligible: Yes.

Julian Rogers is an NFL writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter (@mrturophile), or connect with him on Facebook and Google

 

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