Name: Carlos Hyde
Position: Running Back
School: Ohio State
In 2013, the running back prospects made huge strides towards furthering their success in the National Football League. Players like Ka’Deem Carey, Tre Mason, Jeremy Hill, Andre Williams, and Lache Seastrunk solidified their tickets for the draft.
One running back in particular flew up the draft boards by having a stellar senior campaign behind the quick footed and unpredictable Braxton Miller.
His name is Carlos Hyde, the thick bodied, one-cut, powerful runner who displayed nothing but toughness running the ball.
During the 2013 season, Hyde rushed for 1,521 yards, scored 15 touchdowns, while carrying the rock 208 times. Now Hyde is not your typical running back to look for on check-downs, but he showed the ability to catch the ball when thrown his way.
Hyde caught 16 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns. He also had two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown against Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
After watching Carlos Hyde and seeing what he’s capable of, you can tell he is well-built from head to toe and is at his best running with a head of steam.
For the sake of the Cincinnati Bengals taking a shot at him come draft time, running with a head of steam will be needed for offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.