Charles Sims, RB/KR, West Virginia


Buccaneers, Round 3. Transferred from Houston in 2013. I’m a fan of his – but more as a receiver than as a running back. He’s not built to be an every-down back in the NFL and his talents aren’t well-rounded enough to be a workhorse, either. Which make his going to a team that has Doug Martin the perfect situation for him. He should be a good complementary piece for the offense.

All-Star Games: Senior Bowl.

Positives: Very good height and adequate bulk. Runs with above-average speed and adequate burst. Above-average track speed for the position and the size. Quick feet and makes some nice cuts and changes directions suddenly. Fairly agile. Above-average power. Slashing style and keeps moving forward even when he’s making moves. Above-average hands and very experienced as a receiver out of the backfield. Patient and waits for openings to develop. Improved his decisiveness by the end of his college career. Gets upfield quickly on kick return. Solid pass blocker who keep his base and meets defenders in the hole. Above-average vertical leap. Generally explosive numbers in tests at the Combine.

Negatives: below-average upper body strength for the position. Built more like a wide receiver than a running back. Very small hands. Needs to be more decisive, and will stretch runs outside that he should just push up the middle. Runs a little stiff and upright, and is unbalanced at times making cuts.

Projection: Draft as an immediate RB5 in dynasty leagues, but as an RB3 if it’s a PPR league. Could develop into an RB3/RB2 eventually.

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