15. RB Carlos Hyde — San Francisco 49ers (2014)
Before Ezekiel Elliott, there was Carlos Hyde. Hyde broke out as a junior at Ohio State with 970 yards and 17 TDs, then exploded his senior season with 1521 rushing yards and 18 scores as the focal point of the best rushing attack in Buckeyes history. Hyde was named First Team All Big Ten and was the third running back selected in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Hyde has yet to break a thousand yards in a season in the pros, but he’s been productive throughout his career. He’s scored 29 career touchdowns along with 3300 rushing yards in five seasons with a solid 4.0 yards per carry. Hyde has been a workhorse at times but has struggled with injuries throughout his career. He’ll get his chance with the Kansas City Chiefs this fall.