TSV Scouting Department

Carlos Hyde

Report Prepared By Lance Zierlein


Class: Senior
Height: 6'0 1/3"
Weight: 230 lbs.
School: Ohio State
  • Second-team All-American (2013)
  • First-team All-B1G (2013)
  • B1G Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year (2013)
  • First RB for an Urban Meyer-coached team to rush for 1,000+ yards in a season (2013)
  • Only played 11 games due to three game suspension to start the season
  • 2013 stats:  1,521 yards and 15 rushing TDs, 16 receptions and three receiving TDs

Combine Notes

**Combine measurements

  • 40 yard dash - 4.66 seconds
  • Bench Press - 19 reps
  • Vertical Jump - 34.5"
  • Broad Jump - 9'6"

**Arm/Hand Measurements

  • Arm length - 32"
  • Hand size - 9 5/8"


  • Still tread on the tires with just 393 carries over last two years
  • Natural physicality with ability to consistently churn yards after contact
  • Makes decision to complete run and finishes with authority
  • Patient runner who lets plays develop
  • Cashes in on short yardage and goal line situations
  • Powerful lower body makes him hard to tackle
  • Decisive North/South runner
  • Willing pass protector and lead blocker
  • Only 3 fumbles so ball security appears to be a plus


  • Needs to play lighter to improve quickness
  • Maturity questions have been raised about him
  • Average burst
  • Doesn't show a noticeable second gear
  • Pass protection is uneven vs. A-gap blitzing LBs
  • Not too much wiggle and will take his fair show of hits
  • Average hands out of the backfield

Film Room

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

:53 Makes subtle change of direction move without slowing down or wasting motion
1:10 Surges ahead with lower body power
1:48 Bounces off of defender and finishes run
2:06 Decisive and uses forward lean
2:31 Crushing run block
2:47 Highlight reel run with burst, balance and a TD
3:23 Misses cut block in pass protection
4:06 Displays tenacity in pass protection
4:26 Takes two separate shots and continues to churn forward

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

:20 Nice, quick lateral move followed by a broken tackle
:26 Physically, matches up well with LB in the hole
:48 Got every bit of yardage to be had after breaking initial tackle
:57 Impressive cut block as lead blocker
1:25 Doesn't get feet set properly and gets trucked in pass pro
2:33 Presses line of scrimmage before hitting designed cutback and finishes with TD


Teams will need to do their homework on Carlos Hyde's character, but my guess is that they will like the football character when they study the tape.  Hyde is a big back even by NFL standards and may need to lean down a little bit to increase his quickness.
With a powerful lower body and a will to finish runs with authority, Hyde is difficult to bring down thanks to his powerfull lower body and was very successful in short yardage and goal line runs.  Hyde not only breaks tackles, but he consistently gets the most out of his carries.  Hyde proved to be a very reliable back using those strong legs and consistent forward lean.  Hyde has good instincts as a runner and keeps inside runs inside rather than looking to bounce.
Hyde needs work in pass protection, but he's a willing blocker and that includes as a lead blocker on some running plays.  Hyde has average hands, but they are good enough (combined with his pass pro) to be an every down back if called upon.
 Hyde isn't going to wow you with his speed or even his burst and he could struggle to get around the corner on the next level if he doesn't watch his weight.  However, teams will like how decisive he is as well as his north/south attitude.  Hyde's run lane discipline means he should be able to fit into most schemes, but he is best suited as a workhorse in a physical rushing attack.