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Q&A with New Packers Defensive Back Micah Hyde

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Q&A with New Packers Defensive Back Micah Hyde

Iowa defensive back Micah Hyde. Photo by Brian Carriveau of CheeseheadTV.com.

Iowa defensive back Micah Hyde answers questions from the media at the NFL Combine...

Question: Did you match up with receivers or did you just play a side of the field?

Hyde: "This year I did. I can't remember which games, but we also played right, left; strong, weak; matched up against guys."

Question: What do you think your strengths and weaknesses are?

Hyde: "I know I'm a versatile player. I know wherever somebody puts me at, whether it's special teams or corner, I even played a little safety, whatever it is I'm going to try my hardest, I'm going to do my best at it. And I'm capable of doing it. Weaknesses, I can always tackle better. I make the tackle, but sometimes it's not with a lot of physicality. I get the guy down, but like I said, it's not always with physicality. I just got to bring the hips, bring the legs more."

Question: Are teams looking at you more as a corner or at safety?

Hyde: "As of right now, corner."

Question: In interviews, do teams say, 'We're looking at you at safety'?

Hyde: "No, this whole process I've been trying to be evaluated as a corner. I let them know I'm a versatile player like I just told you guys, and I'm capable of doing whatever. I played safety in the past. I'm just throwing that out there, just to let them know whatever they put me at, I can do."

Question: If a team drafts you and says, 'We're going to put you at safety,' how are you going to react to that?

Hyde: "That's fine. Like I just said, I've played safety in the past, and I'm capable of doing that. If I'm drafted playing safety, I'd love to do that."

Question: What did it mean to win the Tatum-Woodson Award (as the Big Ten's best defensive back)?

Hyde: "It was a huge honor. There was a lot of great DBs in the Big Ten this year. There was some good DBs that we played, and just watching them playing against our offense, they did a good job against us. But it's humbling that a lot of coaches in the Big Ten would vote for me for that."

Question: Woodson and Tatum were two of the more physical guys around. You had a lot of tackles in college. Do you like that style of play?

Hyde: "I can become a better tackler. I think that's well known. I get the guys down, but I can be more physical with it."

Question: What team did you grow up as a fan of?

Hyde: "I honestly never had a favorite team in the NFL. I was an NFL fan. I went to a lot of Browns games growing up, but I've never been a Browns fan."

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