Charles Sims is a very good running back who I think can be a steal at this spot. That said, if there was ONE position I thought we wouldn’t use a pick on, particularly one in the top 70, it would be running back.
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.
welp, there goes my hopes of drafting Jeremy Gallon for the slot position. This guy has slot written all over him. Or maybe a jack of all trades? Idk. Hes got some amazing elusiveness though. Cant help but be impressed with that.
Nothing about this tape blew me away from a running back standpoint, however when he broke out as a receiver he looked very good. If Lovie and Tedford plan on using this guy as a slot receiver than I commend this pick. I see no other reason to bring him on board.
One thing I like off the top is being 2 inches taller than our previous tallest rb…he will be able to bust longer runs with longer strides rather than being easily caught from behind. Great hands. Its like my offensive dreams are coming true in Tampa
Ever since Lovie returned I keep getting excited and disappointed at the same time. I like some additions while others concern me. This draft adds to the concern. Rounds 2 and 3 sound like good players but we already have so much depth there! Especially at running back where I was looking forward to what Martin and James could do this season. Maybe its time to pay less attention to football until winning justifies these moves…
So with Crabtree, Brandon Myers, and Wright on the roster we take a TE with our 2nd pick AND THEN with Martin, James, and Bobby Rainey already in the backfield we use our 3rd pick on a RB??? I was really excited about Lovie and Licht until tonight!
Lovie wanted another Forte. Don’t blame him considering what Forte did for Lovie up in Chicago. Thought there were other much more glaring needs than RB, but if Tedford’s doing what I think he’s doing and going dual RBs in Martin and Sims with the option to bounce Sims over to the slot, then this could be a really smart pick, especially if Nicks looks good to play OG this season. Only time will tell.
Martin’s the starter, Sims is our Sproles. He comes in, can split out wide, run wheel routes, get bubble screens. He is very shifty with good speed. One scout said that Sims reminded him of Matt Forte… this probably wasn’t a hard sell to Lovie. Don’t hate this pick…anymore. I remember Sims from the Senior Bowl… no RBs look very good there.
Like I have been saying about Sims for a long time. Percy Harvin type, Devin Hester type, he is THE SLEEPER in this draft. He has early 1st round talent. THIS MIGHT GO DOWN AS BUCS BE ST PICK THIS YEAR.
Was a little surprised with the pick since we had a strong group of running backs returning. However, 2 of our 3 running backs are coming off of season-ending injuries so you never know.
Sims definitely has some good things about his game based off his highlight tape. He has some wiggle and breakaway speed. I wonder if they envisioned him having a role in special teams because of his ability to make people miss?! I have like this pick and liked our draft thus far. #ItsABucsLife #HereWeCome
You learn something everyday. I honestly thought for awhile that we wouldn’t draft Jenkins; instead thinking Troy Niklas would be the safer pick-Should’ve stayed with Jenkins-lol
Repost-Concerning (Luke Stocker)
January 13th, 2014 at 11:16 pm
Adrian Clayborn DESERVES a Roster Spot. This kid? nah, not so much. He’s had plenty of opportunities to show the organization. That he can stay health, learn the play book(s), and be productive on and off the field.
1.) LACK OF PRODUCTIONS
-Outside of the fact that we traded two 4th round picks to Philadelphia to take him in the 2011 draft. The 3rd year- pro from Tennessee, has just 28 (catches),(257 yards), and (1 Touchdown) for his career.
2.) Can’t stay Healthy (Examples)
-9/24/13 – TE Luke Stocker was placed on injured reserve Monday with a hip injury. Stocker was inactive for Sunday’s loss to the Patriots, and did not catch a pass this season.
-07/25/13 – TE Luke Stocker (calf) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list by Tampa Bay.
-12/21/12 – TE Luke Stocker has a head/nose injury and was limited for the second straight day in practice Thursday.
-11/08/12 – TE Luke Stocker had full participation in practice Thursday after he was limited Wednesday with a shoulder injury.
-11/07/12 – TE Luke Stocker (shoulder) did not participate Wednesday.
My only concern and I said this to Rang last night was, watching his tape, he has a tendency to de-celerate or slow down in traffic, a few times he was caught because he wasn’t accelerating thru traffic, but looked like he was looking for a crease, if he’d just keep accelerating he would have broken a few go those times he got caught into huge gains, other than that he absolutely reminds me of Matt Forte.
Hey Joe!…when you begin to think of Tedford trying to simulate the Patriots offense this has to be the “S. Vereen” of the offense!…3rd down RB, split him out in the slot or wide WR & there goes your mismatches…Jenkins & Wright are “Fernadez & Gronk” but the biggest difference is we have play making WRs that the Patriots didn’t have & a stellar RB in Martin w/ depth in Rainey + James…I mean I love what they’re doing, I really do