Fifty-six players, including two running backs, were taken before Ohio State ball carrier
Then the San Francisco 49ers picked up the phone to Hyde's delight.
"Im so excited to get out there, they have
Hyde, with whom the 49ers visited at the Scouting Combine in March, is a bigger runner than Gore. He was measured at six feet tall and 230 pounds.
Asked to describe his style of running, he used the word "violent."
"I'm definitely going to get in there and compete," said Hyde, who rushed for 1,521 yards as a senior in 2013, "and keep that running game alive.
"I embrace competition. Competition brings out the best in me."