Houston RB Charles Sims considers NFL supplemental draft

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Charles Sims, a running back from the University of Houston who considered entering this year’s regular NFL draft but ultimately decided to return to the Cougars, has now reconsidered and may enter the supplemental draft.

Sims released a statement saying he has decided to leave Houston but he isn’t sure yet if he is going to transfer to another school or enter the supplemental draft, which would allow him to play in the NFL this season.

“I don’t know what my next step will be. I have one more year of eligibility, therefore I may look to play (1) more year of college football or I may enter the NFL Supplemental Draft later this year,” Sims said in the statement.

There’s been no explanation for why Sims suddenly decided to leave Houston after saying in January that he would return for his senior year, but if he does enter the supplemental draft there’s a good chance he’ll be selected. If Sims had entered this year’s regular draft, he likely would have been a mid- to late-round pick, so if he enters the supplemental draft, some team in need of a running back is likely to spend a 2014 pick to acquire him.

Sims is a quick runner and good receiver out of the backfield who was a first-team All-Conference USA selection in 2011 and managed 851 rushing yards despite struggling through injuries in 2012.