Charles Sims Highlights

May 9th, 2014

Here are highlights of the third round pick of the Bucs tonight, Charles Sims from West Virginia.

32 Responses to “Charles Sims Highlights”

  1. pablo Says:

    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.

  2. gulfcoast Says:

    Speed in space?

  3. Robert7 Says:

    Watched about half the clip. Omfg this guys is a playmaker. Think slot receiver. Love this draft so far. Fricken love it!

  4. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Free agency belonged to Lovie/Frazier, but the draft is belonging to Tedford. The 32nd ranked offense needs lots of help scoring points, and they’ve got 3 new players that can do that in bunches.

  5. Robert7 Says:

    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

  6. Adamant Says:

    Very impressive skills displayed in the highlight reel. Didn’t see this one coming, but he looks very good.

  7. Walter Says:

    Put this guy in the slot with Jackson and Evans on the outside, Jenkins at TE, Martin in the backfield. Good luck. Glennon and McCown must be pretty excited.

  8. dee Says:

    I was very mad when we picked a running back but i looked at the tape and wow this kid is a playmaker.

  9. RustyRhino Says:

    Nice very nice, any of those Wv Olineman in this draft?

  10. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Well the Bucs have their own Matt Forte

  11. Andrew 1 Says:

    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.

  12. CounrtyBuc Says:

    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.

  13. kevin Says:

    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

  14. mike#0#1bucfan Says:

    Great draft so far!!! IMO

  15. uncomfortable bucs fan Says:

    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…

  16. Bucs fan in NC Says:

    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!

  17. CounrtyBuc Says:

    Kevin, when is the last time you saw Doug Martin get caught from behind. You don’t rush for 300+ yard against Oakland because you are getting caught from behind.

  18. Chaz Says:

    Wasn’t Percy harvin a running back in college?

  19. rdbucfan Says:


    Harvin was a receiver in College, but lined up at RB quite often

  20. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    He’s a playmaker but he isn’t going to be a slot receiver. He still catches like a running back, he’s not going to be used to having to go up and get the ball.

  21. ApolloXI Says:

    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.

  22. Brandon Says:

    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.

  23. Drew Says:

    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.

  24. NoFlyZone Says:

    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

  25. buccinfan Says:

    Joe what’s your take after seeing video?

  26. cap Says:

    Here’s a great video on Austin Seferian-Jenkins that shows his blocking ability if anyone is interested

  27. MadMax Says:

    holy smokes @5:30 of the vid! We got lucky, VERY lucky that he fell to us in the 3rd!

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    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.


    -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.

    ……etc, etc, etc.

    (Draft 1 Tight End) (Options)
    -TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington 6-6 276
    -TE C.J. Fiedorowicz


    ( Sign Two Free Agents) (Options)
    -TE Brandon Pettigrew
    -TE Brandon Myers

  29. Flmike Says:

    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.

  30. BoJim Says:

    Play maker. Yeah. This was a good pick. I think maybe one of our running backs may be traded.

  31. Miguel Grande Says:

    Typical 6th or 7th round RB.

    Missed him in the Heisman Award’s ceremony.

    Too bad there’s no one to block for him.

  32. C. Alaka Says:

    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