Hyde is the latest in a growing line of running back prospects that have visited One Bills Drive this spring, and he is also the highest-profile of the bunch. He is coming off a monster senior season in which he ran for 1,521 yards at 7.3 yards per carry with 15 touchdowns, and also added 147 receiving yards and another three scores. Hyde (6'0", 230 pounds, 4.66 speed) finished his career with 523 rushes for 3,198 yards and 34 touchdowns on the ground.
Seferian-Jenkins is a name most Bills fans are familiar with; he is one of the higher-rated tight ends available this year, and Bills fans have been keenly aware of the team's need for an upgrade at that position for a while. The 6'6" junior entrant recorded 146 receptions for 1,838 yards and 21 touchdowns in his three-year career with the Huskies.
Aikens began his career at Illinois before transferring to Liberty, where he earned first team All-Big South honors as a senior. He fits the prototype of what the Bills look for in defensive backs (6'0", 203 pounds, 4.49 speed), and finished his career at Liberty with 194 tackles, 15 defended passes and seven interceptions.
The Bills have now confirmed 19 pre-draft visitors so far this spring; they are allowed a maximum of 30. Here's the full list, which we're also keeping track of in this StoryStream. For a broader historical view of the Bills' pre-draft visits, be sure to check out our page dedicated to pre-draft visits from previous years (which is also accessible from the Library drop-down on the home page).
|Carlos Hyde||RB||Ohio State||5117||230||4.66|
|Odell Beckham, Jr.||WR||LSU||5112||198||4.43|
|Eric Ebron||TE||North Carolina||6043||250||4.60|
|Troy Niklas||TE||Notre Dame||6064||270|
|Jake Matthews||OT||Texas A&M||6054||308||5.07|
|Charles Siddoway||OT||Mississippi State||6053||301||5.07|
|Scott Crichton||DE||Oregon State||6030||273||4.84|
|Ryan Shazier||LB||Ohio State||6010||237|
|Bradley Roby||CB||Ohio State||5110||194||4.39|