West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills didn’t hear his name called in the 2021 NFL Draft, but his shot at NFL glory isn’t over. The elder Stills brother will sign a UDFA deal with the Las Vegas Raiders — according to younger brother Dante Stills on an Instagram Live video this evening — and will have the opportunity to prove he belongs in the league.
Stills was a two year starter for the Mountaineers and saw significant playing time as a backup during his true freshman and sophomore seasons. The Fairmont, WV native recorded 84 total tackles (48 solo) and tallied up 11.5 sacks over his career in Morgantown.
Stills earned consensus All-American honors following the 2020 season, making him West Virginia’s first consensus All-American since Steve Slaton and Dan Mozes held the honor in 2006. The second generation Mountaineer was also named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2020 and was named to the All-Big 12 Conference First Team.