Micah Hyde Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Iowa CB

April 17, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The third day of the NFL draft encompasses a group of players who will primarily fill backup and special teams roles on NFL rosters. There are, however, several diamonds in the rough each year.
Micah Hyde is under the radar despite being a key performer for Iowa's defense for many years. Can the defensive back, who saw time at both cornerback and safety, show that he has a versatile enough skill set for the NFL?
At 6'0" and nearly 200 pounds, Hyde is a great size for the position, and has good speed to go along with it. He is aggressive in defending the run and is not afraid to get physical against the opposition.
He also has the length and athleticism to be able to deflect passes and make picks, and more importantly is able to wrap up receivers downfield after the catch.
While Hyde is good in zone coverage, he doesn't have the straight-line speed to move downfield with receivers. He also struggles to turn cor...

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