Photo of Charles Sims
5.36 ?
  • 4.48 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 126.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.30 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 214LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/4" Hands


Transferred from Houston to West Virginia in July of 2013. 2013: First-team All-Big 12 selection. Was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. Led school with 1,095 rushing yards and led Big 12 with 1,496 scrimmage yards. 2012: Second-team All-Conference USA after leading Houston with 851 rushing yards. 2011: First-team All-Conference USA pick after leading Houston with 821 rushing yards. 2010: Redshirted. 2009: Conference USA Freshman of the Year selection. Led team with 698 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.



Quick-footed with first-step suddenness and short-area burst. Fluid and fast -- accelerates in a hurry and shows speed to the edge. Explosive one-cut ability -- understands how to get downhill. Loose lower body with nice ankle flexion to cut sharply. Flashes ability to spin off contact. Soft hands -- catches easily away from his body (had 70 catches as a freshman and averaged more than 10 yards per catch for his career). Creates after the catch. Hardworking and leads by example.


Does not have an ideal build for the position and durability is a concern -- is narrow with a relatively thin lower body. Needs to bulk up. Relatively tall running style. Can do a better job running behind his pads and converting speed to power. Shows some hip tightness. Average tackle breaker (too often grounded by single tacklers). Ran exclusively out of the pistol/shotgun formation. Has very small hands and carries loosely at times. Lacks elite, top-end "wow" speed. Blocking is a question mark. Will be a 24-year-old rookie.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Athletic, competitive, tough, upright slasher who is an asset as a receiver -- hands rate among the best on a RB in recent years. Cannot project as a bellcow, but offers playmaking ability as part of a tandem in a zone scheme. Speed and durability could determine ultimate draft value.
-Nolan Nawrocki
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.