The Green Bay Packers took Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde with their fifth-round pick at No. 159.
Do the Packers need a cornerback? Nope, but this was clearly a value pick.
Hyde (5-11, 198) was named defensive back of the year in the Big 10 in 2012. To some degree, he flew under the radar because Iowa was terrible in 2012.
The good — he’s a ball hawk and a solid tackler with good instincts. Hyde defended 15 passes in 2012 and had one pick.
And what? A solid tackler in the Packers secondary? Quite possibly.
Hyde is also a big-game player. In other words, he rises to the occasion.
The knock is he isn’t fast enough. Hyde ran a 4.56 in the 40 and while he’s good near the line, Hyde struggles when he’s forced to turn and run deep. That could mean he’ll move to safety in the NFL. He played both safety and cornerback during his career with the Hawks.
Oh, and he also got arrested last October for public intoxication, so he should fit right in in Green Bay.
Now let’s get on with some highlights!
Meet our potential new Free Safety, Micah Hyde…
Personally, I would’ve rather had Bacarri Rambo…but, he’s a good football player as well and will help by the numbers.
With 123 tackles last year Morgan Burnett is our rangy SS and the FS spot is probably the one they’re really looking to find a guy to replace Collins. Now, I like Hyde’s skill set and people (experts) say that he’s got good ball skills, but Bacarri and Philip Thomas intercept more balls and I thought that would lead them to select one of them instead.
Anyhoo…they don’t pay me to make those decisions…LOL
He’s a player- trust me. Great addition