San Francisco 49ers NFL Draft Profile: RB Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers NFL Draft Profile: RB Carlos Hyde
April 15, 2014, 2:45 pm
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Carlos Hyde (RB), Ohio State

6'0" | 230 lbs.

2013 stats:

208 CAR, 1,521 YDS, 15 TDS

Selection:

2nd round, 57 overall (San Francisco 49ers)

What the scouts are saying:

"Outstanding size, explosive power and run strength -- can be his own blocker and create his own holes. Punishes linebackers running downhill and almost always falls forward. Superb contact balance and finishing strength -- does not go down easily and can barrel through arm tackles. Extremely powerful short-yardage/goal-line runner.” (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Combination of power and drive, refusing to be stopped. Some fluidity to his 240-pound frame to wiggle out of tackles, showing an excellent ability to absorb hits while continuing to pump his legs. Can turn on the jets when he needs to win the edge" (CBSSports.com)

"He looks like he has the burst and the quickness to hit the hole before it closes in the NFL. Hyde has a lot of power and can run over, or through, defensive backs in the open field. He is a first-round talent who may slip to Day 2 because of the devaluing of the running back position." (WalterFootball.com)

"Hyde is a throwback running back in the way he’s big, physical, takes defenders head-on, and drives through would-be tacklers. While Hyde most often displays his physicality in his running style, he also possesses good feet and vision.” (NFLDraftGeek.com)

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