WR David Sills V, West Virginia

6’3” – 211 lbs. – 4.57
Was recruited to USC as a quarterback back in seventh grade, but never attended the school. Transitioned to wide receiver during his freshman season, playing one year (7-131-2) before spending the next season at El Camino College, then transferring back to West Virginia. Put together two productive seasons to conclude his collegiate career, going 60-980-18 and 65-986-15. Very tall receiver who has excellent size to line up at the split end position at the pro level. Takes snaps on both sides of the formation, sometimes on the line of scrimmage and sometimes a yard or two back; mostly lines up on the outside but will slide into the slot as well. Faced a lot of off-coverage at the college level and does a good job of eating up cushions with what looks like solid speed; deceptively-fast long strider who was able to sneak behind opponents for big gains down the field. Works some nuance into his routes to create separation (head-fakes, speed changes, etc.) Runs a lot of his routes downfield, but also flashes the ability to use those head-fakes and double-moves to create openings underneath the coverage on whip routes and other patterns of that nature, setting those up by releasing into the flats from the slot regularly. However, will need to be more efficient with his technique when releasing against press; size and ability to go deep may make pressing him at the line counter-intuitive, but that seemed to work better during the games reviewed. Needs to further develop strength to avoid being pushed out when making outside releases. Able to track the ball over his shoulder and catch away from his frame. Racked up a ton of touchdowns and has the skillset to be a factor in the red zone. Good runner after the catch, with the ability to make the first man miss (favors spin moves) and the competitiveness and leg drive to fight for additional yards after contact. Tenacious blocker when the play is coming his way, getting good extension, driving his legs, and working through the whistle to generate movement. A tall deep threat who can use head-fakes and speed changes to get cornerbacks flat-footed when they’re playing off-coverage, and who presents quarterbacks with a big target to throw to, but who will need to add strength to win against press coverage, and also prove that his deep speed is fast enough for the pro level.

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