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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: West Virginia RB Charles Sims

04.12.14 at 5:57 pm ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Charles Sims (AP)

Charles Sims rushed for more than 1,000 yards in his lone season at West Virginia after transferring from Houston. (AP)

CHARLES SIMS

Position: Running back

School: West Virginia

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 214 pounds

Achievements: 2013 first-team All-Big 12, 2013 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year, 2012 second-team All-C-USA, 2011 first-team All-C-USA, 2009 C-USA Freshman of the Year

What he brings: The 23-year-old is a strong, quick back with good burst, great vision and excellent catching abilities. Sims is a weapon who can make defenders miss with a mix of power and agility. Analysts note that Sims struggles with ball security and fails to get lower to the ground at times, running too tall, making him easier to tackle.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 3-4

Notes: Sims started his collegiate career at Houston, playing there from 2009-12 before transferring to West Virginia. … During his senior season at West Virginia, he ran for 1,095 yards on 208 carries for a 5.3 average, scoring 11 touchdowns. He added 45 catches for 401 yards and three receiving touchdowns. … At the NFL combine, Sims ran a 4.48 40-yard dash.

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Alabama.com: West Virginia’s Charles Sims gets top rating of running backs at Senior Bowl

NFL.com: Charles Sims of West Virginia might surprise people in NFL

Video: Here are Sims’ 2013 highlights with West Virginia.

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