INDIANAPOLIS -- Since the moment that the Green Bay Packers selected Micah Hyde in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, it's been discussed whether the relatively slow-footed but very fundamentally sound defensive back was better suited for safety than his listed position of cornerback.
After one year of evaluation, the Packers are starting to lean towards switching Hyde to safety next season, at least in certain defensive situations.
"Micah, to me, is a multiple-position player," coach Mike McCarthy said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "I'd like to see Micah compete to play all three downs on defense, so if there's a personnel group that he has to play safety, yeah, that's an option. He's also played nickel, he's played dime, he's played corner. He's definitely someone that I think has earned the opportunity to compete to be on the field all three downs."
Hyde had a very productive rookie season. Though his basic stats weren't eye-popping with one sack, one forced fumble and ...