The Philadelphia Eagles’ love affair with West Virginia Mountaineers talent continues as they seem to be eyeing David Sills with the 2019 NFL Draft approaching.
It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles have stocked their football cupboard with West Virginia talent for a long time. Take a look at the current active roster, and you’ll find three of them. There’s Rasul Douglas, Shelton Gibson, and Wendell Smallwood. Here we are. The 2019 NFL Draft will be here in a week, and we’ve found another Mountaineer that will pique your interest and seems to have piqued theirs, wide receiver David Sills.
He’s a six-foot-three, 211-pound monster who just ran a 4.57 40-yard dash at the most recent NFL Combine. NFL.com recently compared him to Josh Reynolds in his draft profile, and Lance Zierlein had a lot of positives and negatives on a guy who would provide a huge target for Carson Wentz (if we can determine that he can create some separation).
Take a look at some of what was said:
"Tall, thin target with below-average play strength and separation ability, but very impressive ball skills to compete when it’s in the air. Sills won’t see as many free releases and easy long balls on the next level. He needs to get stronger and more efficient with his press release technique and dig into the craft of route-running to make himself a more viable first- and second-level target. He should continue to improve but the transition to the pros could be challenging early on."
Fran Duffy broke down some film recently. Let’s check that out as well.
Clip courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles official YouTube channel
During his 28-game collegiate career, one that spanned three seasons and only saw him see the field in four games as a freshman (he was listed on the depth chart as a quarterback), Sills racked up 132 receptions for 2,097 yards and 35 touchdowns. Many project him to go somewhere between round four and five. Might he hear his name called by the Eagles? We’ll have to wait and see.