Former Ohio State Buckeyes RB Carlos Hyde said he was the best running back in this years draft and his film should speak for itself. Then he went out and set a pretty good time in the 40-yard-dash, before injury his hamstring.
Hyde was a beast at The Ohio State University. He played well all season and he set records for rushing after missing games due to a suspension. The question now becomes, can Hyde do the same thing in the NFL?
Hyde thinks he can, but what are NFL teams thinking? After all that is what counts. We saw a guy come to the NFL by the name of Trent Richardson who had a good college career and couldn’t get it done in the NFL.
Hurting his hamstring running the 40-yard-dash at the combine, couldn’t have helped Hyde state his case to be taken high in the draft. Running backs don’t carry the same value int he draft they used to.
The league has changed and they depend on the passing game to move the ball down field. It should be interesting to see what Hyde’s draft stock will be, come the 2014 NFL draft.
But, for now, Hyde has to get his hamstring to heal. There’s a lot of people in Ohio that wouldn’t mind seeing Carlos Hyde end up on the North-Coast.
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