2014 NFL Combine Preview: Five Running Backs to Watch

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Nov 30, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers running back Charles Sims (3) out runs Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Jansen Watson (2) for a touchdown during the second quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

3. Charles Sims

School: West Virginia
Watch to Watch: 40-Time
2013 Stats: 208 carries, 1,095 yards, 11 touchdowns; 45 receptions, 401 yards, three touchdowns
Met with Chiefs: Yes

It is hard to be an under the radar guy in a BCS conference, but Charles Sims is just that. He’s a well-rounded back who can do just about anything you ask him to do. Unlike Josey and Thomas, he does not have elite speed, but he is built to carry the load. If the Chiefs are looking for something more durable, then Sims is a better option.

One concern is Sims has only one year of experience at the BCS level. He spent four years at Houston, where he picked up a couple of all-Conference USA awards and an Andre Ware Offensive MVP award. Sims was a graduate transfer to West Virginia in 2013 and started the whole season.

Sims will be 24 in September and have just one year of top-level college experience. How this effects his draft status is unknown. But it should be noted Phil Savage think Sims is the best running back in this year’s class. Should he be available to the Chiefs in the mid-rounds he would be a steal.

It should also be noted the Chiefs met with Sims at the Senior Bowl.