2014 NFL Draft: Senior Bowl executive Phil Savage calls Charles Sims best running back

Jan 20, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad running back Charles Sims of West Virginia (33) pulls in a pass during practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 20, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad running back Charles Sims of West Virginia (33) pulls in a pass during practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Charles Sims shocked many people prior to the 2013 college football season when he announced that he would be bypassing his senior season as a Houston Cougar, not to head off to the NFL, but to transfer to another school. Ultimately, he chose the West Virginia Mountaineers where he rushed for 1,095 yards an 11 touchdowns.

No matter where he played, though, anyone that could watch him play knew that he might be the most complete running back in all of college football.

According to Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage, Sims definitely made a strong case for being the best running back entering this year’s draft during his time in Mobile two weeks ago.

“He showed the most burst, the most acceleration, had 203 catches during his college career,” Savage said. “He showcased that hands ability here in Mobile. I thought he emerged as the best running back in terms of running, blocking and the combination with catching all week.”

Throughout the week in practices, Sims certainly didn’t give NFL executives any reason to discredit this statement, and even better workouts moving forward should boost that draft stock even higher.

Topics: Charles Sims, NFL Draft 2014

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