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Charles Sims, RB

School: West Virginia  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Houston, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 214 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
129104

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.48--17 37 1/210'6"4.307.16
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses a high-cut frame, which gives him an unusual torso for the running back position. His size belies impressive quickness and acceleration, making him a tough target for would-be tacklers. Presses the hole before making decisive cuts with a strong plant foot to burst through the crease. Shows good vision and beautiful acceleration to speed up in a hurry.

Good receiver with excellent hand-eye coordination who caught a team-high 45 passes in 2013. Frequently targeted on screens and quick passes to the flat. Can split out wide and put defensive backs on their heels with a hesitation move off the snap. Shows good burst and understanding of route concepts. Can accelerate to create separation and has the leaping ability to make catches in traffic.

Reliable pass blocker who shows good recognition skills and courage in taking on hard-charging pass-rushers.

WEAKNESSES: Runs with some tightness and lacks natural bend. Sims is tough and physical but doesn't have an ideal body type for the position, running too tall at times with inconsistent pad level and ball security.

--Dane Brugler/Rob Rang (1/8/14)

Player Overview

Sims considered leaving for the NFL early after rushing for 851 yards and 11 touchdowns and catching 37 passes for another 373 yards and three scores as a member of the Houston Cougars a year ago. Instead, he transferred to West Virginia, where he was reunited with head coach Dana Holgorsen, who served as offensive coordinator at Houston in 2008-09.

Sims was eligible to play immediately as he graduated with a degree in Health Education from Houston in May 2013. He went on to rush for 1,095 yards, adding another 401 yards as a receiver to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors from the coaches and was named the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year by The Associated Press.

His ability to be an impact three-down player will keep Sims a hot name among scouts despite flashier underclassmen who had thrown their hat into the 2014 class.

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01/20/2014 - 2014 SENIOR BOWL, RUNNING BACK: Top player: Charles Sims, West Virginia...With Carlos Hyde dropping out, Sims steps up as the top running back prospect in Mobile this week. He is a tough, one-cut runner who stays upright through contact with his combination of natural balance and power. The Houston transfer is also very reliable catching the ball out of the backfield. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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