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Carlos Hyde vs. Beanie Wells: By the Numbers

BuckeyeGrownFloridaLiving's picture
August 4, 2014 at 10:31am

I'm a young man of 17 years old therefore I did not personally witness the greatness of legendary OSU backs such as Archie or Eddie. But in my time I have seen 2 dominant backs in Beanie and El Guapo. So the question i'm presenting to you is, if you were a coach and could take 1 of these backs for your team, who would you take? I will compare them below:

The Measurables (at NFL Combine) 1. Beanie Wells: 4.59 40 time, 33.5 Vert, 6'1, 235 lbs. 2. Carlos Hyde: 4.66 40 time, 34.5 Vert, 6'0, 230 lbs.

The Statistics 1. Beanie Wells: 585 attempts for 3,382 yards and 30 TDs with a career average of 5.8ypc over his 3 year career from 2006-2008 (declared for draft after his Junior year, and was drafted 31st overall by the Cardinals in the 2009 NFL draft). Only 84 receiving yards on 15 rec in his career. Also important to note was Beanie's proficiency against TTUN, setting a record for must rushing yards by a Buckeye against them with 222 in his Sophomore year (later eclipsed by Hyde's 226 in the 2013 game). In his 3 games against them (3-0), Beanie ran for 412 yards and 4 TDs averaging 6.98ypc.   2. Carlos Hyde: 523 attempts for 3,198 yards and 37 TDs with a career average of 6.1ypc over his 4 year career from 2010-2013 (played in 41 games in his career and was drafted 57th overall by the 49ers in the 2014 NFL draft. *It's important to note that the value of RBs in the draft decreased significantly from 2009-2014 (no RBs drafted in 1st round of NFL draft since 2012). Hyde had 271 receiving yards on 34 receptions for 4 TDs over his career. In his 4 (did not play in the 2011 loss to scUM) games against TTUN (3-1), Hyde had 54 carries for 376 and 2 TDs averaging 6.96ypc.

So, based on the information above, who would you take as the RB of your team? Beanie or Carlos? 


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