Nov 30, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers running back Charles Sims (3) runs with the ball for a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Charles Sims transferred from the Houston Cougars to the West Virginia Mountaineers after scoring 37 touchdowns and showing off the ability to be a complete back who can run, catch and block.
His one season with the Mountaineers saw the 6-0, 213-pound back lead the team in rushing and receiving and his skill-set is drawing comparisons to Chicago Bears Pro Bowler Matt Forte.
Sims does not have the gaudy statistics of a Ka’Deem Carey or the ability to run over defenders like bigger backs in the draft such as Carlos Hyde or Jeremy Hill, but much like Forte he does everything well.
“I’m just an all-around back,” Sims told the Washington Post. “I can make plays on the field at any time, whether it’s receiver or running back.”
He should be the first senior back drafted and his ability to block and be a receiver should mean he gets on the field quickly in third down sets initially as he develops into a three-down back.
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