Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select WVU Running Back Charles Sims

Charles Sims

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected West Virginia running back Charles Sims with the 69th overall pick. He is the third offensive player the Bucs have selected in this draft.

Sims played three seasons at the University of Houston, graduating in May of 2013. After giving serious consideration to entering the NFL Draft that year, he decided to transfer to West Virginia, finishing out his college career with the Mountaineers, whom he started 12 games for.

In 2013, Sims rushed for a career-high 1,095 yards in 12 carries, tacking on 401 receiving yards on 41 catches.

In 2012, he rushed for 851 yards on 142 touches, and catching 37 passes for 373 receiving.

In 2011, he rushed for 821 yards on 110 carries, and caught 51 passes for 575 receiving yards.

And in 2009, he finished with 698 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 132 carries, being named Conference USA Freshman of the Year.

He did not suit up in 2010 due to academic issues.

Sims had over 1,000 all-purpose yards in each of his four college seasons, finishing his career with 2,370 rushing yards and 1,707 receiving yards.

Many talent evaluators have suggested that Sims had the best hands of any running back in the draft.