Former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde could be chanting OH-IO for the foreseeable future.

A league source told cleveland.com that Hyde is on the Browns' radar with their No. 35 pick in the draft.

Depending on how the first round goes, they could also be looking for a receiver or cornerback with that early second-round pick.

The punishing runner -- all 5-11, 230 pounds of him -- would fit well in Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking running scheme and complement new running back Ben Tate. The Browns finished tied for 27th in the NFL last season with 86.4 rushing yards per game after trading Trent Richardson to the Colts for this year's No. 26 overall pick.

“Yeah, I think I can help the Browns with their running game,'' Hyde said at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. "I had a chance to watch a couple of the Browns games. Being at Ohio State, you see their games all the time. There was some games they struggled real bad running the ball, and in order to be successful in the league you have to run the ball. I feel like I can definitely help them out.”

Hyde is widely regarded as the best running back in the draft and figures to be the first one off the board. But the first back might not be taken until the second round for the second straight year.