Throughout the pre-draft process, West Virginia Mountaineers running back Charles Sims has gained ground as one of the biggest sleepers in the 2014 NFL Draft class, and he’s even drawn loose comparisons to Chicago Bears star back Matt Forte. Sims is the most well-rounded back in the class, and he showed off his solid hands and developed pass protection as one of the standouts at the Senior Bowl. While Sims doesn’t jump out as a special player, he looks solid and will likely be a very good RB2 at the next level.
The Tennessee Titans were always expected to cut ties with Chris Johnson, and they officially made him a cap casualty on Friday. There’s no doubt that the Titans have a huge need at the running back position, and I expect them to draft two running backs, with one of those backs being at a premium.
ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported yesterday that Sims visited the Titans on Friday, and he’s a strong option for them. I could see the Titans drafting a solid feature-type rusher like Tre Mason with Sims as the all-purpose backup. Carlos Hyde is the best running back in the class, and it’s possible that the Titans could pay premium for him by drafting him in the second round. Either way, the Titans really need at least one talented running back, and Sims could be added to the mix.