San Francisco 49ers Draft Carlos Hyde In Second Round

The San Francisco 49ers moved around a bit before they got their man in the second round. First they traded picks 56 and 242 to Denver for picks 63,171 and a fourth round pick in 2015. Then the 49ers moved up in the second round via a trade with the Miami Dolphins. They acquired the 57th pick for Miami’s pick which was 63rd overall along with a fourth-round pick, 125th
overall. With that pick, they selected Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde.

Carlos Hyde is 6-0 230 pounds and is a big bruising running back. His hard running style will help out in short yardage situations. The selection of Hyde is right in line with the 49ers desire to be physical. “The 49ers like to bludgeon people running the football. That’s what Hyde can do. He does not turn down carries. Hyde can catch the football out of the backfield so effortlessly.” — Charles Davis

If need be, Hyde can be a feature back. Just watch how he took over the game against Northwestern when he had 26 carries 168 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran all over Illinois when he rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 10.3 yards per carry in that game. His overall average per carry for the season was 7.3 yards. Hyde isn’t a breakaway back but will always get positive yardage. He carried the Ohio State offense on his back last season.