2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State Buckeyes


November 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde (34) breaks through a tackled attempt by Michigan Wolverines defensive back Raymon Taylor (6) at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 26-21. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 242 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

Pure inside runner with nimble feet who can move the chains. Hyde is a huge tailback prospect with a big lower body that is very slippery between the tackles. Has good vision to hit the hole, and good burst to get there as well. Very hard to bring down one-on-one in the open field. Not overly elusive, but prefers to run right through you. His stock could be dependent upon whether or not he can run a solid 40 yard dash at over 240 pounds. Finished the last seven games of the year in 2012 averaging over 100 yards per game and had a dominant performance against Michigan in the season finale. Really competitive player who wants the ball in his hands every play. Needs to show development as a receiver, though Ohio State doesn’t utilize RBs in the passing game very often. Seems to be quicker on the field than he would be on the track. Scored 16 touchdowns as a junior, 10 more than his six as a sophomore. Showed a lot of improvement in 2012 and really flourished as the top back in Urban Meyer’s offense. Looks like he is capable of handling a bigger load at the NFL level, and doesn’t have a ton of wear-and-tear on his body at this point, though he did miss two games last year with a knee injury.

Career Highlights (via Ohio State athletics site)

Ohio State Overview: Carlos is a big, bruising running back with lots of speed … this two-year letterman had his first significant opportunities to carry the football as a sophomore in 2011 and he responded with 566 rushing yards to rank third on the team … his 5.3 yards-per-carry average led all Buckeyes and his six TDs was tops for among running backs and second only to Braxton Miller’s seven … opened the 2011 season with a career-high 97 yards vs. Akron and then topped that two more times during the season … was impressive with 104 yards and two touchdowns vs. Nebraska, including a stunning 63-yard TD rush off right tackle … rushed for 105 yards and a score vs. Indiana … he was one of three Buckeyes (Boom Herron and Braxton Miller) to rush for over 100 yards vs. Indiana, the fourth time in school history that three backs have topped 100 yards in a game … gained 76 yards rushing and scored twice in the win over Toledo … Carlos also caught 10 passes for 73 yards last year … a veteran of 20 games played, he has started three times (Akron, Toledo and Miami in 2011) … played in seven games as a true freshman in 2010 … enters his junior season with 707 career rushing yards and six touchdowns.



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