Houston Cougars running back Charles Sims is one of the top senior ball carriers in college football, but he unexpectedly announced his decision to leave the football program, according to a Rob Sellers of Rivals.com. There was no reason given for Sims’ departure, however, speculation is beginning to rise that Sims could enter the Supplemental Draft.
Sims strongly considered entering the 2013 NFL Draft, but he decided to return for his senior season. That did not mean that Sims took his eyes off of his ultimate goal.
“The NFL is my ultimate goal and will still be my goal when I finish at Houston,” Sims said when he made the decision to return to Houston. “My family and I sat down and carefully evaluated all aspects of the decision and in the end the opportunity for one more year at Houston was the decision we felt strongly about.”
Sims graduated Houston with a health degree, so that means he could transfer and immediately play for another FBS program.
The Supplemental Draft will take place later this month, though no official date or list of players who will be eligible has been announced. If Sims puts his name in the supplemental draw, there is a chance he could be selected. Any team that would take a chance on Sims would have to forfeit their corresponding pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
If Sims passes up on the supplemental route, he will still be eligible for the 2014 draft.