According to Rotoworld, Hill surpassed Hyde as the number one preferred back.
Not that we'd get either Hyde or Hill, but it's interesting. And when you look at all the backs, it makes sense in a lot of ways. Some backs are big, and other backs shifty, but neither may have real burst to the hole, which is a concern in the NFL when holes are closing faster than in college.NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah tweeted most of the teams he talks to prefer LSU RB Jeremy Hill over Ohio State's Carlos Hyde.
We are extremely surprised to hear this, as Hyde has consistently been mentioned as the top running back. Hill does have a higher tackle breaking percentage, but both runners excel at picking up yards after contact. Hyde did take a large step forward this year. Apr 10 - 1:09 PM
So if you value certain criteria, and want to figure out which backs in the draft have a) BURST, b) SIZE, can somewhat c) CATCH and PASS PROTECT, and is d) DURABLE..I come up with really just one name - Jeremy Hill. He comes out of the SEC, behind a pro style offense, against defenses that stacked the box with 8 or more defenders on half of his carries, and still got 7.9 yards between the tackles. He's got off field issues, but hey...this player is going to be snatched up quickly. In fact, I think all the backs are going to end up going a little higher than everyone thinks.