Safety was a glaring weakness in Green Bay last season.
However, the man who's drawing raves in camp is Micah Hyde, who is being converted from nickel cornerback to safety.
The biggest challenge Hyde has had to overcome has been learning the communication, which McCarthy said he's done well this offseason.
According to the Journal Sentinel, Hyde's playmaking ability and familiarity in the defense currently gives him the edge over Clinton-Dix to line up alongside Morgan Burnett.
"My goal is to be on the field," Hyde said. "Whether it's safety or whatever other position, I want to be on the field. That's what I came here Day 1 to do. That's what I see myself doing."
Having played nickel corner last year, Hyde's versatility -- playing deep, covering the slot or rushing the passer -- meshes well with the type of multifaceted defense Dom Capers wants to employ.
While Clinton-Dix certainly has the talent to take the starting gig from Hyde, finally having depth in the secondary -- especially in a division stocked with playmaking receivers -- is a boon for Capers and the Packers' revamped defense.