Nov 10, 2012; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes cornerback Micah Hyde (18) during the second quarter against the Purdue Boilermakers at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa Hawkeyes: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


Height: 6’0″

Weight: 197 pounds

Position Rank:

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40 Yard Dash: 4.56

Bench Press: 12

Vertical Jump: 33″

Broad Jump: 121″

2012 Statistics

Interceptions
G Int. Yards TD Int./G
12 1 0 0 0.08
Fumble Returns
G Fum. Ret. Yards TD
12 1 9 1
Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 44 34 78 6.50
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
12 4.0 10 0.33
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 14 0 2 0

Career Highlights (via Iowa athletics site)

Hawk-Items – - Selected to compete in East West Shrine game . . . became the 67th player in Iowa history to record over 200 career tackles with his seven tackles in win at Michigan State . . . totaled 240 career tackles to tie for 34th on career chart . . . tied for 18th on career chart with eight pass interceptions . . . ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 22nd nationally in pass break-ups (1.22), fourth in the Big Ten in punt returns (7.4) and tied for 25th in tackles per game (6.5) in 2012 . . . moved from cornerback to free safety during 2011 spring practice and played both positions in 2011 . . . holds eighth and 10th longest interception returns in school history . . . had 72-yard touchdown return vs. Missouri and 66-yard touchdown return vs. Michigan State, both in 2010 . . . one of five seniors named to 2012 Leadership Group . . . one of five juniors named to 2011 Leadership Group . . . one of three true freshmen to see action in 2009.

2012 Honors – - Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player Award, defense . . . narned Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Award in the Big Ten . . . first team All-Big Ten by both league coaches and media . . . first team All-Big Ten by CollegeSportsMadness.com . . . third team All-Big Ten punt returner by CollegeSportsMadness.com . . . named honorable mention Defensive Back of the Week by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for his play vs. Purdue – - 2012 Preseason Honors – - named to Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Award and Senior Bowl preseason Watch Lists . . . named to CFPA Defensive Back Trophy Watch List . . . first team preseason all-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football and Blue Ribbon . . . preseason all-Big Ten by CBSSports.com and Sporting News . . . 2012 – - started all 12 games in 2012 and had 38 consecutive starts over final three games of career . . . played in all 51 games in four years . . . recorded 44 solo tackles and 34 assists, including four tackles for loss . . . recorded 14 pass break-ups, recovered three fumbles, forced two fumbles and had one pass interception

2011 Honors – - First team all-Big Ten by College Football Madness . . . second team all-Big Ten by league media and honorable mention by league coaches . . . third team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . earned honorable mention recognition from College Football Performance Awards for his play in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh and 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . 2011 Preseason Honors – - named to CFPA preseason Watch List for Defensive Back Trophy . . . second team preseason All-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football . . . third team preseason all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2011 – - started first two games at free safety and final 11 games at cornerback . . . recorded 49 solo tackles and 23 assists . . . shared team lead with three interceptions and eight pass break-ups, and also recovered one fumble . . . led team with 8.2 average on 13 punt returns . . . tied for first in the Big Ten in passes defended (11) and tied for eighth in interceptions (three) in 2011

2010 Honors – - Defensive Player of the Game in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . honorable mention defensive back Performer of the Week vs Michigan State by College Football Performance Awards . . . 2010 – - started all 13 games at cornerback, recording 58 solo tackles and 24 assists to rank second on team with 82 tackles . . . second on team with four interceptions and led team with seven pass break-ups . . . tied for fourth in the Big Ten in interceptions and pass break-ups and ranked 19th in tackles per game

Career Stats

DEFENSE G SOLO ASST. TOTAL SACKS/YDS TFL/YARDS FF FR P DEF INT/YDS
2009 13 4 4 8
2010 13 58 24 82 1 7 4 / 142
2011 13 49 23 72 1.5 / 6 1 8 3 / 0
2012 10 37 30 67 4 / 10 2 2 12
TOTAL 49 148 81 229 5.5 / 16 4 2 27 7 / 142

 

PUNT RETURN G NO YARDS YDS/RET LONG TD YDS/G
2009 13 0 0 0 0
2010 13 0 0 0 0
2011 13 13 106 8.2 30 0 8.2
2012 10 14 76 5.4 27 0 7.6
TOTAL 49 27 182 6.7 30 0 3.7

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Hyde should be one of the best senior cornerbacks in the draft this year. He is one guy that I had doubts about very early in his career, but he has shown incredible improvements since he first started seeing significant action as a sophomore. By the time he was a junior, Hyde had emerged as arguably the top playmaker in the Hawkeyes’ secondary. As a senior, nothing has changed. Though Hyde has had an issue off the field, I think he is one of the better overall prospects at his position in the draft. NFL teams will value this kind of player very highly because of his size, athletic ability, and the ability he has to contribute on special teams. He is a great gunner on kick and punt coverage, he tackles well, and he is always around the ball. Hyde has great instincts and knows how to get his hands on the ball. He can return kicks or punts, and should be able to contribute as a special teams ace early on in his career. His consistent production and combination of size and toughness remind me a lot of Charles Tillman of the Chicago Bears. I think he is worth a top 100 selection and I’ll be surprised if he’s not gone by the end of the fourth round.

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