Browns Trade Running Back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville

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Carlos Hyde

With more than two decades of experience practicing criminal law, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has turned his focus to post conviction cases. He investigates cases after a defendant has been found guilty and often after sentencing. Where citizens have been wrongfully convicted or illegally sentenced, he files habeas corpus challenges on their behalves. He is formerly a contractor for the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department. Although Albuquerque, New Mexico is his home, Geoffrey Scovil grew up and will always be a fan of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).

On October 19, the Browns traded running back Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. From Jacksonville’s perspective, acquiring Hyde gives the team short-term depth while star running back Leonard Fournette continues to nurse a hamstring injury. Despite the fact that Hyde was the Browns’ leading rusher, the team felt it was necessary to trade him to make room for 2018 second-round pick Nick Chubb, who accumulated 173 yards and two touchdowns on only 16 carries this season.

Through the first six games of the season, Chubb’s average of 10.8 yards per carry far exceeded that of Hyde’s 3.4. Chubb recorded most of those yards on three carries for a combined 105 yards during Cleveland’s Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders. The Browns now have eight picks in the first five rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft.