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Carlos Hyde | Running Back | #28

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (57) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Hyde rushed twice for zero yards and caught one pass for three yards in the 49ers' preseason opener.
The performance was nothing to write home about, but it is notable Hyde played exclusively with the first-team offense, with hot-offseason name Joe Williams working as the third back in the rotation behind undrafted free agent Matt Breida. Despite plenty of offseason reports to the contrary, Hyde looks locked in as the lead back. Aug 11 - 10:13 PM

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The Sacramento Bee reports Carlos Hyde has been pancaking would-be tacklers in training camp.

Reporter Matt Barrows believes Hyde is "ready like never before for the upcoming season." Hyde's perceived summer stock has done a complete 180 in the past week, going from an all-time low to newly robust high. His RB2 price should begin to stabilize.
Aug 3 - 9:44 PM

According to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, Carlos Hyde "appears set" as the 49ers' starting running back.

Maiocco cautions with a "right now," but he believes Hyde has impressed the coaching staff and front office enough to enter Week 1 as the first-team runner. Maiocco believes Tim Hightower is the clear-cut No. 2 back, ahead of rookie Joe Williams and special teamer Kapri Bibbs. In Kyle Shanahan's scheme, Hyde continues to offer value-pick upside in the fifth and sixth rounds.
Aug 2 - 11:30 AM

Coach Kyle Shanahan sounded like he is warming up to contract-year RB Carlos Hyde through the first few days of 49ers camp.

Hyde also received recent praise from GM John Lynch after Hyde reported to training camp at 228 pounds, his lightest weight since high school. "He started making a move, just his work ethic and just his attention to detail, about halfway through OTAs," Shanahan said of Hyde. "And then, coming back five weeks later and being able to see him, he’s even taken it to another level. I can tell he’s put in the work and has given himself a chance to have a good season." Hyde offers value-pick potential at his fifth- to sixth-round ADP.
Jul 30 - 7:42 PM

49ers GM John Lynch praised Carlos Hyde on Thursday.

Hyde weighed in at 228 pounds, his lightest weight since high school. "Carlos Hyde looks tremendous," Lynch gushed. "He's really dedicated himself." It's a new tact from the 49ers, who spent much of the offseason openly questioning Hyde's fit in new coach Kyle Shanahan's system. Things have gotten so murky that's Gregg Rosenthal passed along on a recent podcast that Hyde could be a surprise release. For now, the 49ers have decided to play nice. Buttering Hyde up and eliciting a strong camp and preseason would make Hyde a more attractive trade target.
Jul 27 - 3:21 PM

Gregg Rosenthal mentioned on the most recent Around the NFL podcast that he's heard Carlos Hyde could be a surprise training camp cut.

A former longtime Rotoworld editor, Rosenthal now writes for, frequently appears on NFL Network, and has cultivated enough connections that what he's hearing is noteworthy. Since the 49ers' new regime took over, coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch have been outwardly clear that San Francisco's running back situation needs upgrading, whether by signing (Tim Hightower), trading for (Kapri Bibbs), and drafting (Joe Williams) backs or Shanahan's suggestion that Hyde has personal improvement to make. We still believe Hyde could fetch something via trade, even in a contract year at a devalued position. The Niners would probably be willing to part with Hyde for a fourth-round pick, if not less.
Jul 24 - 5:43 PM

CSN Bay Area believes Carlos Hyde will have to compete for the 49ers' starting job.

Longtime beat writer Matt Maiocco has seen what everybody else has, reasoning Hyde's injury history, contract status and unfamiliarity with new coach Kyle Shanahan's system has him on the defensive. Maiocco also believes it's noteworthy how hard Shanahan went after fourth-rounder Joe Williams in the draft. Maiocco expects a committee to develop even if Hyde is christened "starter." Tim Hightower is in the mix with Hyde and Williams.
Jul 11 - 3:33 PM

Carlos Hyde has handled first-team reps throughout OTAs and minicamp.

Beat writers have been noncommittal on the security of Hyde's starting job, but it's unrealistic to think he would be immediately unseated by fourth-round pick Joe Williams, journeyman Tim Hightower, or hyped UDFA Matt Breida. The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows does caution Hyde "will have to fend off" his competitors, but Hyde remains the heavy favorite to start in Week 1. If Hyde indeed keeps the starting position, he'll offer low-end RB1 upside in the final year of his rookie contract.
Jun 14 - 8:37 PM

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat says Carlos Hyde has looked like "the slowest and most indecisive running back on the team" at 49ers OTAs.

Hyde is learning new coach Kyle Shanahan's outside-zone system after excelling in Chip Kelly's shotgun-based zone-read scheme last year. Beat writer Grant Cohn says Hyde "doesn't seem to have the vision to succeed" in Shanahan's offense, a fit GM John Lynch openly questioned before the draft. Cohn believes the 49ers should trade Hyde "to a team that runs the zone read." We still expect Hyde to open the season as the Niners' clear-cut starter.
May 31 - 9:49 PM

49ers GM John Lynch indicated the team is in wait-and-see mode regarding the fit of Carlos Hyde into coach Kyle Shanahan's scheme.

Shanahan has a reputation for molding his offense to fit the talents of his players, but he has always employed an outside-zone run scheme for which Hyde's power-running fit is unclear. "You have these thoughts as to ‘Do these skills translate to what we do?’" Lynch said. "He’s a very talented young man. We are very excited and hopeful. ... We think he can be a highly productive player, but we’re eager to see." Even if the 49ers settle on Hyde as their 2017 starter, they seem likely to invest at least one draft pick on a running back.
Apr 13 - 1:21 AM

According to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, the 49ers are "ready to give up" on Carlos Hyde due to his struggles with injuries.

Hyde has missed 14 games through three seasons, including 12-of-32 the past two years. He is now entering a contract year under a new front-office regime. It's possible the 49ers don't see Hyde's power-back skill set as a fit for new coach Kyle Shanahan's zone scheme. Hyde is also one of the NFL's least effective pass-catching backs. If Pauline's report is accurate, the 49ers could consider shopping Hyde for a middle-round pick on draft weekend.
Apr 12 - 10:29 AM

Carlos Hyde (knee) said he is not quite back to full health.

Hyde tore his MCL in Week 16, but the injury did not require surgery. "I’m back to running," he said. "I can cut, just not all the way I like to run, but I’m making improvement." Even if he is not fully ready for the start of the offseason program, it sounds like he is close. Still, Hyde's health will remain a concern. He has played in 34 of a possible 48 games since entering the league.
Apr 11 - 9:56 AM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Carlos Hyde is not yet a "finished product" and has "a lot more to his game."

"I looked at him hard when I think I was in Cleveland and I had a good feeling he was going to be a great back then," Shanahan said. "I look forward to us helping him bring that out." Shanahan also said Hyde is the starting running back "right now." Overall, the coach's comments shifted between extremely positive and cautious, which makes sense considering Hyde has flashed when on the field while also struggling to stay healthy. Hyde should excel in Shanahan's system, but the 49ers also should look to add some quality depth.
Mar 2 - 1:29 PM

Carlos Hyde (torn MCL) doesn't require surgery.

He's out for Week 17, but it's ultimately good news for the 49ers' third-year back. "Ultimately" because the issue still fits the theme of Hyde struggling to stay healthy. Hyde will enter 2017 having missed 14 games in three years. Headed into the final season of his rookie contract, Hyde will be returning as an RB2 with durability question marks.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 03:12:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Carlos Hyde suffered a torn MCL Saturday against the Rams and is done for the season.

The 49ers seemed optimistic after the game, but it was always likely Hyde was done for the year. It is a disappointing end to a season in which Hyde was the only consistently effective weapon in San Francisco's offense, especially since Hyde was just 12 yards from his first 1,000-yard season. He still managed career-highs in rushing yards (988), receiving yards (163) and touchdowns (9), and this injury is unlikely to affect his availability for the offseason program. If the offense improves around him, Hyde will be back as a high-end RB2 for his contract year. With Hyde out, Shaun Draughn should lead a committee with DuJuan Harris in the season finale against the Seahawks.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Matt Barkley
3C.J. Beathard
4Nick Mullens
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Tim Hightower
3Joe Williams
4Matt Breida
5Kapri Bibbs
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Tim Hightower
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
2Tyler McCloskey
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Jeremy Kerley
3Trent Taylor
4Victor Bolden
5Louis Murphy
WR21Marquise Goodwin
2Aldrick Robinson
3DeAndre Smelter
4Aaron Burbridge
5Tim Patrick
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Vance McDonald
2Garrett Celek
3George Kittle
4Blake Bell
5Logan Paulsen
LT1Joe Staley
2John Theus
3Darrell Williams, Jr.
LG1Zane Beadles
2Erik Magnuson
3JP Flynn
C1Daniel Kilgore
2Tim Barnes
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Josh Garnett
RT1Trent Brown
2Garry Gilliam
3Norman Price
4Andrew Lauderdale
K1Robbie Gould
2Nick Rose