Dec 7, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde (34) pumps up the crowd prior to the 2013 Big 10 Championship game against the Michigan State Spartans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Cleveland Browns interested in Carlos Hyde in 2nd round

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The Cleveland Browns entered the offseason trying to make several different upgrades, especially on offense.

One of those upgrades they are attempting to make is to improve their running game. They’ve gotten off to a nice start by signing a talented running back away from the Houston Texans, inking Ben Tate to a deal.  Tate rushed for 771 yards and four touchdowns on 181 carries while filling in for an injured Arian Foster.  Tate rushed for a career-high 942 yards and four touchdowns on 173 attempts as a rookie in 2011.

The Browns are interested in adding the top rated running back in the draft, former Ohio State Buckeyes’ back Carlos Hyde, to the mix.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns have the local product squarely on their radar.

 

Hyde was excellent for the Buckeyes last season, rushing for 1,521 yards and 15 touchdowns on 208 carries in 2013.

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