They're in the same category in that they're both starters in the league, which is a pretty elite category. I don't think anyone will try to make the argument that Hyde was/is a better back, but that's more of a testament to Zeke than it is a slight on Hyde.
"Game breaker" may be the wrong term, but I think people had the same confidence in Hyde and Zeke to get yards when necessary. I remember Hyde carrying that 2013 team through games, especially Northwestern. It's why there was "controversy" in the 2013 B1G Championship game in the decision to let Braxton keep the ball instead of handing it off to Hyde.