From Buckeyes to Bengals: Carlos Hyde Would Be Great Fit in Cincinnati

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Hyde would be an instant upgrade to Green-Ellis. Hyde is a little bit bigger than Green-Ellis and tends to run with a lot more decisiveness.

He not only attacks the line of scrimmage with a lot more aggressiveness, but also has the ability to cut and change direction when there is no hole.

I have seen Green-Ellis run into a pile at the line of scrimmage too many times. I don’t believe that will happen on a regular basis with Hyde in the backfield. Hyde doesn’t have amazing speed or quickness, but that’s why we have Gio.

What Hyde will provide is very good size and power at the running back position.

The Bengals only have Green-Ellis under contract for one more season. I believe it’s time we start looking ahead for a complimentary back to Bernard. Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead are most likely not going to be the answer going forward.

Like I said earlier, the chances of the Bengals selecting a running back so early in the draft are slim to none. But, if Carlos Hyde is the best player available when they pick in the second round, then they should highly consider making him their pick.


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  • Sam Peters

    Apparently my first comment didn’t post. Alex, great article. I agree that the Bengals backfield could use a back like Carlos Hyde. Like you I don’t believe they will take him in the 1st round. I think the Browns may try to grab a top OSU back like Hyde with their second pick of the first round before the Bengals get a chance to snag him. Like Cincy, they need some serious help in the backfield. Carlos would be a great PR move for the Browns. It would help them sell tickets and help calm the fan uproar over the mismanagement of previous moves. If the Browns skip on Hyde, then I hope the Bengals grab him. Good back for sure. Great article. Keep up the good work.

  • Josh Hart

    As a Browns and OSU fan, I would hate this! I’d hate to see Hyde run over my Browns twice a year. He’s going to be a good NFL RB.

    I’d like the Browns to draft him, but only in the 2nd round at the earliest. No RB is worth a 1st round pick anymore in today’s NFL (especially after getting burned by TRich).