The 49ers traded the 56th pick to the Denver Broncos and picked up the Broncos 63rd pick and 5th rounder this year and a 4th round pick in 2015. The 49ers gave up a 2015 4th rounder for the trade of Stevie Johnson earlier in the day. But wait Baalke wasn’t done yet. He then traded the 63rd pick to move back up to 57th spot and select running back Carlos Hyde out of Ohio State.
|School: Ohio State||Experience: Senior|
|Height: 6-0||Weight: 230|
|40 Time: 4.61|
Hyde took over the primary backfield role in 2012, rushing for 970 yards and scoring 16 touchdowns in just 10 games – missing two due to an ankle injury.
With 1,527 yards as a senior despite missing the first three games due to suspension, Hyde became the first running back for an Urban Meyer-coached team to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
“I go out every game with the mindset that I have to make up for those three games,” Hyde said in October. “That suspension … really hurt.”
He rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the last eight games, including two 200-yard performances. Hyde scored 15 touchdowns on the ground and added three more while catching 16 passes on the season.
Hyde was a workhorse with 208 carries in 2013 and used his breakout senior season to get the attention of NFL scouts. He entered the season with a late-round draft grade, but ran angrier than ever and continued to move up boards with several highly productive performances.
Reliable in terms of ball security and consistently ripping off chunks of positive yardage.
Will have to answer questions about three-game suspension in 2013 following alleged incident with a female at a nightclub over the summer. Did show significant remorse. Must avoid the weight problems that plagued him early in college.