With the 58th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have selected Carlos Hyde out of Ohio State.
Position: Running Back
Measurables: 6’0”, 230 lbs, 32” arm length, 9 ⅝” hands
In 2013, Hyde became the first Buckeyes running back to run for over 1,000 yards in Urban Meyer’s tenure as head coach. He rushed for 1,521 yards on 208 carries (7.3 ypc), along with 15 touchdowns. The 2013 Big Ten Running Back of the Year also turned on when it mattered most for OSU -- averaging 156.1 yards per game against conference competition.
Hyde is by far the best running back in the 2014 NFL Draft class, due to his great size and defender-flattening power. His natural strength allows him to both widen holes and create his own, turning two-yard gains into chain-movers with regularity. Hyde’s secret weapon in his balance, as he is extremely hard to take down without solid fundamental tackling.
Check out Hyde's highlight video for a closer look into what he brings to the 49ers: