Halfback: Carlos Hyde
Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk
Yes, going with running back Carlos Hyde means the 49ers have to extend the 27 year old and will all but pass on Penn State’s Saquon Barkley in the NFL Draft.
Barkley could end up going No. 1 overall anyway, although it’s probably best for the Niners to trade that pick down for more draft capital (we predicted this would happen to land LSU EDGE Arden Key, remember?).
Besides, tabbing a running back early hasn’t been something Kyle Shanahan and running backs coach Bobby Turner are known for.
Instead, Hyde is the answer and may finally get the chance to operate effectively behind a good offensive line for the first time in his career.