Meet Rounds Five and Six

Micah Hyde of Iowa was one of two fifth round picks for the Packers. With all three of their picks in the fifth and sixth rounds, the Packers stayed on the defensive side of the ball, picking a cornerback, a defensive lineman, and a linebacker. Here's what you should know about each one.

Micah Hyde - CB - Iowa (6'0", 197) (Twitter: @micah_hyde)

Strengths

  • Effective zone defender with the closing speed and length to knock away passes or make the interception. (NFL.com)
  • Aggressive run defender. Comes downhill in a hurry to chop down running backs. (NFL.com)

Weaknesses

  • Average recovery speed at cornerback, must prove himself in man coverage as he will fail to stay with receivers downfield. (NFL.com)
  • Ducks his head at times trying to make open-field tackles and is not a physically imposing free safety. (NFL.com)

https://twitter.com/micah_hyde/status/328256658394447872

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YM4L8WQeNMo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtuQRly4xnk

Josh Boyd - DE - Mississippi State (6'3", 310 lbs) (Twitter: @StepStr8_97)

Strengths

  • Quick-footed and rangy to make plays away from the line of scrimmage. (CBS Sports)
  • ¬†Carries his weight well and looks comfortable changing directions; frequently asked to drop in space in college. (CBS Sports)

Weaknesses

  • Offers a limited array of pass rush moves and is undeveloped as a pass rusher, rarely getting consistent pressure on the pocket. (CBS Sports)
  • Sometimes has the bad habit of playing to the level of his competition. (CBS Sports)

https://twitter.com/StepStr8_97/status/328267927440740352

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fRjgAwdJg4

Nate Palmer - LB - Illinois State (6'3", 240 lbs)

No scouting information available, but this is from the Chicago Tribune:

  • "Palmer understands there is a chance he might not get drafted but remains hopeful for at least late-round consideration. The 6-foot-2, 248-pound prospect opened some eyes while working out during a pro day at Northwestern, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, completed 20 reps in the bench press, and posted nearly a 36-inch vertical leap."