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Micah Hyde has early edge on Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Safety was a glaring weakness in Green Bay last season.

To help shore up the corps, the Packers selected Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with the 21st overall pick in the draft.

However, the man who's drawing raves in camp is Micah Hyde, who is being converted from nickel cornerback to safety.

"Seamless," coach Mike McCarthy said of Hyde's transition, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Micah Hyde is a football player. I think you can line him up anywhere. You really can."

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.

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