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2015 NFL Draft: BYU S Skye PoVey to attend Green Bay Packers minicamp

Skye PoVey breaks up a pass against the Cal Bears
Skye PoVey breaks up a pass against the Cal Bears
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

According to Jason B. Hirschhorn of SB Nation's Acme Packing Company, former BYU Cougar safety Skye PoVey has been invited to attend the Green Bay Packers' minicamp on a tryout basis.

PoVey finished his career at BYU with 128 tackles (87 Solo), three interceptions, five pass break-ups, and one fumble recovery. Although he improved each year as a safety, many teams that were looking at him were looking at his athleticism over his position. As mentioned in the Draft Profile post a number of teams were testing the waters with him as a wide receiver. Because of his athletic skills he has been trying to broaden his worth by working with former Cougar Austin Collie as he improves his pass catching and route running skills.

Although not invited to the combine, he turned some heads on Pro Day as he ran a 4.02 20-yard shuttle, a 6.71 3-cone drill, and had a broad jump of 123 inches. If his Pro Day numbers had been recorded at the combine he would have ranked in the top 10 among safeties in six different areas.

If PoVey makes the team, the Packers will get a player that will give his all to make himself and the team better and this could translate to a practice squad or special teams player in the short term and a solid back-up in the long term.