Mid-Season Grades for WVU: Running Backs (Part 2)

Oct 26, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Weston Hiebert (17) misses a tackle on West Virginia Mountaineers running back Charles Sims (3) during the second half at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats defeat the Mountaineers 35-12. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The overall grade for the RB position is a B, here’s why…

Charles Sims leads WVU RB’s with 97 carries for 480 yards so far. In the open field, Sims is great to watch but he hasn’t had a lot of opportunities due to the front of the field having inconsistent plays. He’s definitely headed for the NFL because scouts like his speed and power in the open field. As of now, I’d say Charles Sims is a good candidate for MVP. However, Dreamius Smith has proven himself to be a difficult tackle to make. He’s a nice backup for Sims and offers the Mountaineers a nice change of pace from Sims by providing great depth. Smith has 282 rushing yards so far. Wendell Smallwood is also a great RB for a true freshman. He offers speed and cunning moves in the open field. Overall, the West Virginia Mountaineers seem to be doing pretty good as far as the running back position goes.

Feel free to comment on what you think the grade should be for the West Virginia Mountaineers RB’s and why.

Topics: Charles Sims, Dreamius Smith, West Virginia Mountaineers

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