5. Charles Sims (2014)
Licht selected running back Charles Sims in the third round of the 2014 draft and while there are some things to like about his skill set, this pick really doesn’t seem worth it.
2015 stands as his only season worth talking about, with 529 rushing yards and 561 receiving. In other years, injuries and inconsistent running have kept him from reaching the full potential that the Bucs wanted to see out of a third-rounder.
Tampa Bay re-signed Sims to a one-year deal back on draft day, seemingly burying the news in the hype of the first round. He is a fine pass-catcher out of the backfield, but his abilities as a runner have limited him greatly. Dancing around behind the line of scrimmage rather than hitting the hole is a constant theme of a Sims carry. It has been frustrating to watch for the Bucs and their fans.
Those struggles as a runner have even hampered his abilities as a receiver, considering his presence in the backfield on third downs last year always telegraphed that a screen pass was coming. That part isn’t completely on him since he’s not the one calling the plays. There seems to be one final year for the former Mountaineer to prove his worth to the organization, but through the first four years of his career, he hasn’t panned out.