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2019 NFL Draft Profile: West Virginia Wide Receiver David Sills

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Sills was one of the most productive receivers the past two seasons and now tries to convert that to the NFL

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Combine Results

Category Result
Category Result
Height 6'3"
Weight 211 lbs.
Arms 32"
Hands 9"
40-Yard Dash 4.57
Bench Press 14 reps (225 lbs.)
Veritcal Jump 37 1/2"
Broad Jump 117"
3 Cone Drill 6.97
20-Yard Shuttle 11.69

Highlights

Strengths

David Sills possesses good height and length for an NFL receiver, standing well over 6 feet. He has shown improvement in his route running despite only playing the position for three years in college. David has shown the ability to find the soft spot in zone defenses and creates good separation on vertical routes as well as good instincts along the sidelines. He rarely finds himself boxed out and gives his quarterback enough space to make throws down the field.

David is a natural athlete and maintains good body control both in tight spaces along the sidelines and endzone and while in the air. He has also shown a gifted ability to highpoint the ball in the air, giving him winnable catch points on 50-50 balls. All of this translated to a touchdown for every 3.7 catches.

Weaknesses

Despite his height, Sills could benefit from adding weight to his smaller frame. His lack of bulk allows him to be bullied by stronger cornerbacks and aggressive safeties. He uses his length well on getting downfield but struggled at times separating from corners. Sills is more of a strider rather than a runner, meaning it takes time for him to build to his top speed.

Despite the great catch radius, David struggled at times on harder thrown balls and only 55% of throws in his direction were caught.

Possible Fits

Nearly any NFL team choosing to run a system with vertical routes could use someone like Sills. A team like the NY Giants who don’t have any true receiving threats outside of Saquon Barkley, or the New England Patriots who always seem to get the best out of players. A team like Green Bay or Detroit are also possible locations.

Outlook

Despite the outstanding production in college, NFL receivers are expected to do more than just run go routes and because of this, David will likely need to wait until Day 3 to hear his name called. NFL.com projects Sills as a 4th or 5th round draft pick.

Projection that will be wrong: David Sills - pick #114 to Green Bay