Carlos Hyde NFL Draft 2014: Grading 49ers' 2nd-Round Pick

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In a 2014 NFL draft class littered with big names and even bigger personalities, Carlos Hyde is one of the few running backs who established himself as an early-round selection.

Hyde improved every year at Ohio State, beginning as a contributor who rushed for only 141 yards to being one of the best running backs in the country, gaining 1,521 yards on the ground in his senior campaign.

At 6'0", 230 pounds, Hyde has the build to be a bruising runner at the next level. Hyde may not have the raw speed to outrun defenses, but he's got the size and power to run through the opposition.

With 208 carries in a senior season in which he missed the first three games of the season, Hyde proved he has the ability to be a workhorse back in an era that features very few of them.

Last season, rookie running backs Le'Veon Bell, Giovani Bernard, Eddie Lacy, Montee Ball and Zac Stacy made an immediate impact in the NFL. Hyde will look to obtain similar results at a position that typically makes for an easier transition from the college game.

Watch B/R's NFL draft analysts as they break down what Hyde will bring to the next level.

 

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