Originally Posted by ZenUSC
Carlos Hyde 6-0, 230 out of OSU is turning heads in San Fan. Can a rehabbing Lattimore get healthy fast enough to compete for a spot on the 49er backfield while Hyde is going full speed ahead? The bruising OSU RB has been a fearsome pass target out the backfield as well.
Lattimore has been absent from the teams web site news blog since nursing muscle soreness around his knee a few weeks ago in OTAs. Lattimore will be in Columbia this weekend so hopefully we can hear from the RB himself about how his 1st season as a 49er is progressing.
It looks like SF drafted Hyde and Lattimore in the hopes that one will emerge as a force in a power running game this fall. Will SF keep both? It depends on how fast Lattimore gets up to speed but no doubt he has competition.
Isn't this technically Lattimore's second season as a 49er?
Given the age of Gore and the uncertainty of James, I can't imagine them even thinking of letting Lattimore go.