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    Carlos Hyde*, RB, Ohio State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 242.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2014): 2-4.
    12/21/13: Hyde was suspended for the first three games of the season. Since returning to the lineup for the Buckeyes, he has run over the Big Ten. Hyde had huge games against Northwestern (26-168), Iowa (24-149) and Purdue (16-147). Against Illinois, he was completely dominant. Hyde totaled 247 yards on 24 carries with four touchdowns on the ground. As a receiver, he had two receptions for 26 yards and a score.

    The powerful Hyde is a one-cut downhill runner who can pick up yards after contact. The question will be if he has enough speed to be a featured runner in the NFL. Hyde has averaged 7.8 yards per carry for 1,290 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also has 13 receptions for 107 yards and two scores.

    8/3/13: Hyde was bumped down the rankings some because of off-the-field issues. He was a named a person of interest in a reported assault of a woman at a Columbus bar, but police have stated that Hyde won't be charged with a crime. Head coach Urban Meyer had suspended Hyde from all team activities, but one can safety assume that Hyde will be reinstated. It remains to be seen if Ohio State will suspend him from any games to open the season for this brush up. The incident will still start up off-the-field questions with NFL scouts.

    Hyde is a big, downhill, power back. He averaged 5.2 yards per carry for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012. Hyde is a good short-yardage and goal-line back, but may not have enough speed for the next level. He is very tough to bring down and constantly runs through tackles. For the NFL, Hyde should trim down to get quicker.

    Personal: Majoring in criminology. Son of Dermida Hyde and Carlos Britton.


    I like this guy..... Seems like the RB's will all be going in the mid rounds as there is no dominant back right now. This leads me to believe that someone is going to find a great back in the 2nd or 3rd rounds.... That is where we should be looking.

    Who do you guys have ur eyes on?

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      Andre Williams, RB, Boston College
      Height: 6-0. Weight: 227.
      Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
      Projected Round (2014): 3-4.
      12/21/13: Williams put an exclamation mark on his tremendous senior season with a record-settting game on senior day. He ran for 339 yards on 42 carries with two touchdowns against N.C. State. That set a Boston College single-game record. In 2013, Williams has averaged 6.4 yards per carry for 2,102 yards and 17 touchdowns. He has zero receptions.

      Williams was a backup running back during his first three seasons. He ran for 584 yards in 2012, 517 yards in 2011 and 461 yards in 2010.

      Personal: Son of Lancelene and Ervin Williams.




      This guy catches well out of the backfield and I know Coughlin loves BC players...Maybe Snee will tell them to look into this kid

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      • #4
        these guys aren't exactly sleepers. Check out Kapri Bibbs

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gmen43 View Post
          these guys aren't exactly sleepers. Check out Kapri Bibbs
          Yes yes yes, If he's there late I'm interested.

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          • #6
            how are Hyde of Williams sleepers?


            Williams was a Heisman finalist...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by BlueSanta View Post
              how are Hyde of Williams sleepers?


              Williams was a Heisman finalist...
              sleeper pick for the Heisman?

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              • #8
                I say sleeper because they aren't slated as first rounders...And they aren't slated as the top 3 backs off the board

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                • #9
                  This thread screams James Wilder Jr. 6'2 230 lbs in the mold of TJ Yeldon. He's projected to go anywhere from the 4th-6th rounds.
                  "You killed my family, and I don't like that kind of thing."

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                  • #10
                    ^...I like this kid, though he has had some off the field issues.

                    There are a couple of really big backs I'm curious about besides Wilder Jr.; namely the 2 RB's from LSU:

                    Jeremy Hill & Alfred Blue

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by titwio View Post
                      This thread screams James Wilder Jr. 6'2 230 lbs in the mold of TJ Yeldon. He's projected to go anywhere from the 4th-6th rounds.
                      He is an absolute animal.

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                      • #12
                        Love Andre Williams. Not sure about him being a sleeper. A name thrown around a lot has been the RB from Cuse. Jerome Smith.. Powerful runner could be had in the middle rounds for sure.

                        I also like Isaiah Crowell from Alabama State. Was with Georgia but got in trouble and kicked off the team. 5'11, 215 Pounds. Projected to go in rounds 5-7.

                        Some decent tape of him on youtube. Worth a look.
                        Stop Booing Tiki Barber.

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                        • #13
                          Jerome Smith Syracuse
                          WE ALREADY HAVE A GREAT RUNNING BACK:

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                          • #14
                            Terrence West RB from Towson is another one
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                            S/O to Flip Empty for the sig
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                            Mock Draft
                            1st) O.J Howard TE Bama 2nd) D. Walker DE F.S.U 3rd) S. Perine RB Oklahoma
                            4th) E. Magnuson OT/OG Mich 5th) J. Replogle DT Purde
                            6th) Fred Ross WR Miss St 7th) J. Reeves-Maybin LB Tenn
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                            Strick's 2015 All-Sleeper Team - http://boards.giants.com/showthread....t=sleeper+team

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                            • #15
                              Andre Williams and Carlos Hyde are not Sleepers. Albeit, there not Trent Richardson types, that are guranteed 1st rd, but there well known in this paticular class..

                              Some sleeper RB's would be

                              Kapri Bibbs Col St.
                              David Fluellen Toledo
                              Marion Grice Arz St.



                              Just to name a few.

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