Buccaneers selected West Virginia RB Charles Sims with the No. 69 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Sims (5-foot-11 7/8, 214) will be a 24-year-old rookie after a five-year college career, spending his first four at Houston before finishing at WVU. He's joining a crowded backfield in Tampa. All told, Sims turned 592 carries into 3,465 yards (5.85 YPC) and 40 touchdowns, adding a whopping 203 receptions. Sims ran 4.48 at the Combine with a 37 1/2-inch vertical and impressive 10-foot-6 broad jump. Sims isn't flashy on film, but has some Matt Forte/DeMarco Murray to him with a linear running style but outstanding vision, plus burst and arguably the best receiving/pass pro combination in the draft. Even if Sims lacks franchise-runner upside, he should assimilate quickly in the NFL. The fact that the Bucs were willing to spend a third-round pick makes Sims a good bet for No. 2 duties behind Doug Martin. His selection is bad news for Bobby Rainey and Mike James.