No. 10: Running Back Carlos Hyde
2014 NFL Draft
Round 2, Pick No. 57
Former 49ers running back Carlos Hyde played for San Francisco from 2014 until 2017. His best years were his last two seasons with the team.
In 2016, he rushed for 988 yards and six touchdowns. He is the closest 49ers running back to run for a 1,000 yards in a season since the team had Frank Gore, who seemingly eclipsed the mark every season.
In 2017, Hyde ran for 938 yards with eight touchdowns. He also caught 59 passes for 350 yards and proved to be a much more well-rounded back that season. Hyde left the team in 2018 via free agency because, well, it’s safe to say he isn’t the best fit for current head coach Kyle Shanahan‘s offense.
Hyde has gone on to somewhat resurrect his career with the Houston Texans, as he has rushed for over 1,000 yards this season for the first time in his NFL career.
The 49ers drafted Hyde to take over the workhorse duties following the departure of Gore, something he could never fully fill. Still, Hyde proved to be a solid NFL running back and was arguably the best skill position player that the Niners had on offense during his time with the team.