SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The pick: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
My take: I can't argue with the value. The 49ers, with a league-high five picks tonight, waited and let the board come to them. They made two trades and pounced on Hyde. Frank Gore, entering the final year of his contract, is nearing the end of his career. Hyde will be the big back for the 49ers for the next several years. The 49ers continue to rely on a punishing rushing game and this pick confirms it.
Don’t forget Lattimore: The 49ers took running back Marcus Lattimore in the fourth round last year. He is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in 2012. The 49ers won’t rush him. But a tandem of Hyde and Lattimore could be pretty special down the road.
What’s next: The 49ers will likely look at cornerbacks, receivers and offensive linemen next.