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Some posters believe Hyde may leave early as he may be drafted in the first half of the draft. I believe that he will find out that he would probably not even be drafted if he inquires. What do you believe about his ability to get drafted and why. Thanks.
IF he leaves he will absolutely get drafted...the guy is 230 and runs a 4.45-4.55
he's a poor man's beanie wells. boom herron got drafted... put that into perspective
His combine performance would matter a lot but if he could run a 4.4. He could get a mid round pick. Maybe someone would take a chance in the 3rd or 4th but I'd say 5th. I don't think he will go.
Why wouldn't he go? He is not going to have as good as a season as he had this year next year. There will be too much talent in the backfield for him to get the same amount of carries. Another year of wear and tear on his body isn't a good idea for a bruising back like him. His physical abilities and his season will get him drafted somewhere in the 3rd-5th rounds. If he blows away the combine maybe even sooner.
Word is that his family needs the cash, and next year he may not get as many carries or opportunities. If he's going to get drafted, he should probably go now.
Your kidding right. Just under 1000 yards in 9 and a quarter games, 16 TDs on less than 200 carries, 5.3 YPC for his career, a very high percentage of his yards came after contact, 235 pounds running a 4.45 40. Hell yes he'll be drafted, especially when it's not a loaded draft class at RB.
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I for one hope he doesn't, I hope he comes back for a national title run. I think it hurts our chances significantly without him. We would still have rod smith which is a plus. But Im not fully in love with hall, and I can't help but feel like the run game would be Braxton heavy. Hyde brings another phase to our offensive gameplan.
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But then again jalin and easy E may come in and fill that spot significantly. Man the possibility of playmakers next year is saweeet! I can't help but picture the Florida team he had. One thing we need that they had was a solid linebacker core.
Agree. Agree. Agree.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see him come back but I have serious doubts that he will. He's already 4 years out of HS and a RB only has so many carries in their legs not to mention an injury can occur at any second. McGahee and Latimore for example.
I agree 100% I just hope he holds off. I can't help but hope going undefeated in their first year with Meyer only makes these kids want to give it one more year to bring a championship back to Columbus. Plus I do think he may not be required to carry the whole load if smith picks up where he left off and add in Elliot and jalin in the slot.
I agree, BUT, you never know who is in his ear telling him "you're gonna be in the first Rd early 2nd". Etc. Those NFL draft grades aren't very accurate at times.
also, I would have Marcus Lattimore in the back of my head and that is why I think Carlos will leave. his loss would be huge, regardless of the amount of RB's he is a proven ball security bruiser that just wears people down. I think his leaving early may be just as big of a blow as if Roby goes.(which I don't thi k he will). BIG Hank seems to be the easiest departure to absorb.
True and the RB position takes a lot of wear and tear. However, I don't think we lose much. I know I know most don't agree with this but I actually think IF Smith can hold onto the ball he's a better back. More explosive and can catch the ball a little better than Hyde and big enough to lower his shoulder and get tough yards
I'm a huge Rod Smith fan, what scares me is Brionte behind him. seems like he has a lot of work to do with the playbook.
He is a late round pick at best.
I don't think Hyde would make a good pro. He runs too high and he isn't explosive enough through the hole. His lateral quickness leaves something to be desired at that level. You got to be so quick in the NFL because pursuit is just crazy. Holes close fast and reaction time is so much faster that slower guys who can't ramp up to speed quickly just can't cut it. They all tackle well in the NFL. And while Hyde may have some 4.4 speed, so do many defenders in the NFL.
I'm not so sure where a throw back like Hyde would fit in todays pro offenses. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield is going to help him a lot.
I'm not sure another year is going to help or hinder him. I believe as far as college goes he has peaked. I think by the end of the season he was playing at a high level. One more year will do what? Hyde is not a home run hitter. He does not make people miss and while he does run people over he usually goes down with them. He could be a serviceable specialized short yardage back.
This is just my opinion. I could be wrong.
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