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Hyde on fast track at cornerback

Rookie has been holding his own in place of starters

10:38 PM, Aug. 25, 2013
Packers cornerback Micah Hyde (33) breaks up a pass intended for Seahawks receiver Golden Tate on Friday at Lambeau Field.
Packers cornerback Micah Hyde (33) breaks up a pass intended for Seahawks receiver Golden Tate on Friday at Lambeau Field.
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The Green Bay Packers' selection of Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde in the fifth round of April's NFL draft was greeted with raised eyebrows the moment the pick was turned in.

Considering their laundry list of other needs - safety, wide receiver and even backup quarterback - why would the Packers add another body at arguably the deepest position group on the roster?

Over the course of four months, however, the 6-foot, 197-pound rookie has made Packers general manager Ted Thompson look like an oracle. Hyde has risen from the seventh cornerback on the depth chart to registering a team-high 15 tackles ...

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