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Carlos Hyde | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Ohio State
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CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco suggests rookie Carlos Hyde could earn a role as the 49ers' "short-yardage back."
Overall, however, Hyde's snaps will be decided based upon "his ability in blitz pickup," per Maiocco. Hyde was used sparingly in the passing game at Ohio State, and made his fair share of pass-protection mistakes on college film. He remains the front-runner to open the season as Frank Gore's handcuff. The possible short-yardage gig could be a drain on Gore's touchdown upside. Jul 16 - 9:26 PM

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ESPN NFC West reporter Bill Williamson anticipates second-round pick Carlos Hyde getting "a chance at big playing time right away."

The 49ers' backfield seems crowded at first glance, but isn't. Frank Gore is 31, Kendall Hunter is a change-of-pace back, and Marcus Lattimore is a health question mark. Per Williamson, Hyde "has shined out of the backfield as a runner and receiver," during offseason practices, and is "looking like" a "steal." Hyde is a borderline first-round Dynasty pick, and worth a late re-draft flier.
Jun 23 - 3:40 PM

ESPN NFC West blogger Bill Williamson expects rookie Carlos Hyde to end up as the 49ers' No. 2 running back.

Williamson favors Hyde over Marcus Lattimore. Kendall Hunter will remain involved whether or not Frank Gore stays healthy, operating as a change-of-pace back. Williamson is the second reporter who covers the 49ers to indicate Hyde is likely to surpass Lattimore and become second in line for carries behind Gore. CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco recently had a similar prediction.
Jun 16 - 1:04 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco predicts second-round pick Carlos Hyde will have more carries than Kendall Hunter and Marcus Lattimore this year.

It's a beat writer guess, but notable for our purposes. As the 49ers fancy Hunter a change-of-pace back and Lattimore is recovering from brutal knee injuries, it's conceivable Hyde will become second in line for feature back carries, behind only Frank Gore. Gore turned 31 in May and averaged 3.65 YPC over the final ten games last season. Hyde is worth a late flier in re-draft leagues.
Jun 4 - 9:57 PM

49ers signed No. 57 overall pick RB Carlos Hyde to a four-year contract.

A bruising power runner, Hyde averaged 6.11 yards per carry for his Ohio State career. Arguably the draft's top back, Hyde joins a crowded, but uncertain, 49ers' running back corps. Frank Gore is in the twilight of his career, while Marcus Lattimore has hinted he'll never regain his pre-injury form. Kendall Hunter has been ticketed as a change-of-pace back. It makes Hyde an attractive investment in Dynasty leagues, though he's unlikely to be a re-draft asset this season.
May 15 - 7:36 PM

49ers traded with Miami to select Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde with the No. 57 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Hyde (5-foot-11 7/8, 230) started 20 games for the Buckeyes, turning 523 carries into 3,198 yards and 37 touchdowns. His career (6.11) and 2013 single-season (7.31) YPC averages each rank first in school history. Hyde managed 34 career receptions and is a work in progress in the passing game. He also lacks elite long speed (4.66) and short-area explosion (9-foot-6 broad jump). Hyde projects as an eventual bellow NFL back, however, with deceptive lateral agility, light feet, and power to push piles. Though not nearly as "complete," you could argue Hyde has similar pure run talent to Eddie Lacy. The 49ers have a lot of depth at running back, but don't count out Hyde eventually taking over for Frank Gore. Marcus Lattimore's recovery has not gone smoothly.
May 9 - 8:59 PM

ESPN Cleveland believes there's "no way" the Browns select Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde with the 35th overall pick.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Tuesday that Hyde was "on the radar" for the Browns at 35. We'd lean toward agreeing with ESPN Cleveland. The Browns have OC Kyle Shanahan, who has a knack for being able to develop late-round running backs into 1,000-yard rushers, and Ben Tate is also in the house. The Browns have more pressing needs than running back.
May 7 - 4:08 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde is "on the (Browns') radar" at No. 35 overall.

Generally considered the draft's best running back, there's an outside shot Hyde comes off the board on day one. If not, the Browns and their beyond pathetic 2013 rushing attack would represent an ideal landing spot with Kyle Shanahan now calling the offense in Cleveland.
May 6 - 10:47 PM

Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde worked out privately for "several NFL teams" last week, and says he ran a forty time in the "mid 4.5s."

Hyde managed just one forty-yard dash at the Combine, clocking a disappointing 4.66 and pulling his hamstring at the end of the run. (It's worth noting Eddie Lacy ran 4.64 at Alabama's 2013 Pro Day, and his rookie year turned out alright.) The alleged "mid-4.5s" time would be a nice improvement for Hyde, who we believe will be drafted in the early portion of May's second round.
Apr 6 - 1:44 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Ohio State's Carlos Hyde is capable of being a "foundation" NFL back "if you're going to build your offense around the run game."

"He's 230 pounds, he's got quick and light feet," Cosell said of Hyde. "He's got some shiftiness to him. Some deceptive elusiveness. I think people will compare Hyde to a Le'Veon Bell, even to an Eddie Lacy. Although I think that Hyde is a little more laterally explosive than Eddie Lacy. Maybe not as purely powerful as Lacy. ... He has an excellent combination of burst and wiggle and some natural power." We expect Hyde to appeal to Ken Whisenhunt's running back-needy Titans, perhaps as early as the No. 42 overall pick.
Mar 26 - 9:08 PM

Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde will run a forty-yard dash on March 26.

NFL evaluators want to know Hyde's long speed after he managed a 4.62 forty at the Combine, but pulled his left hamstring toward the end of the run. He did not run at the Buckeyes' early-March Pro Day. Hyde is a projected second-round pick. A fierce tackle breaker, Hyde packs 234 pounds onto a 6-foot frame.
Mar 9 - 6:22 PM

Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde pulled his left hamstring while running the forty-yard dash at the Combine.

Hyde registered a 4.62 on his first attempt, though he may have been inhibited by the hamstring pull late in the run. He should get a chance to improve at the Buckeyes' Pro Day next month. Hyde impressively weighed in at 6-foot, 230 earlier in the week. He's believed to be the only running back in this year's draft class with an outside chance to be selected in the first round.
Feb 23 - 3:33 PM

Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde measured 5-foot-11 7/8 and 230 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

His college listing was 6-foot, 235. It's possible Hyde shed a few pounds during his pre-Combine training in an effort to run a faster forty. Hyde projects as a second-round pick with an outside chance to sneak into the first.
Feb 21 - 1:49 PM

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock's initial NFL draft prospect rankings have Ohio State's Carlos Hyde at No. 1 among running backs.

Mayock does not have Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey among his top-five backs. LSU's Jeremy Hill is No. 2, Washington's Bishop Sankey is No. 3, Boston College's Andre Williams is No. 4, and Auburn's Tre Mason is No. 5. At this time last year, Mayock had the 2013 draft-eligible running backs ranked like this: 1. Eddie Lacy 2. Montee Ball 3. Andre Ellington 4. Giovani Bernard 5. Marcus Lattimore.
Feb 17 - 3:11 PM

New Browns OC Kyle Shanahan indicated he's looking for more of a sustaining-type running back than homerun hitter.

In other words, former Redskins playcaller Shanahan is looking for his next Alfred Morris. "You want a [back] who can press holes, get downhill and always get good yards per carry, not always looking for the home run," Shanahan explained. "It’d be nice to keep feeding a guy and his longest run in the game might be 10 yards, but still at the end of the game, he’s averaging 4.2 per carry. I just want a consistent running game." It sounds like Shanahan would prefer a back like Ohio State's Carlos Hyde over Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey.
Feb 9 - 7:08 PM

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