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David Sills | Wide Receiver

Team: West Virginia Mountaineers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/5/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210

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West Virginia senior WR David Sills accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.
Sills (6'4/210) has been a monster red-zone target for the Mountaineers over the past two seasons, catching a combined 33 touchdown passes in that space. His size and ability to make post-up catches in the end zone should translate to the professional level, though Brad Kelly of The Draft Network notes that the big wideout has some issues with body control and consistency with his hands. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline stamps him with a fourth-round grade at this juncture. Dec 6 - 6:49 PM

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West Virginia senior WR David Sills caught eight passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 59-56 loss to Oklahoma.

Sills did not lead the Mountaineers in receiving -- that honor went to Gary Jennings, who posted a 7-225-2 receiving line -- but added to his monster touchdown tally regardless, scoring from 41 and 10 yards out in the first and second quarters to give him 15 scores for the campaign. He will need three touchdowns in WVU's bowl game to match his total from last season, four to top it.
Nov 24 - 12:30 AM

West Virginia senior WR David Sills is one of the 11 semifinalists for the Fred Biletnikoff Award.

Sills is joined by Big-12 wideouts like Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma's Marquise Brown, and Texas Tech's Antoine Wesley. The senior wideout has scored 12 touchdowns after picking up 18 the previous year. The full list of nominees can be found in the link below.
Nov 12 - 7:26 PM

West Virginia senior WR David Sills caught six passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 47-10 win over TCU.

Sills (6'4/210) actually could have two touchdown catches against the Horned Frogs, but dropped a would-be score early on. He ultimately found the end zone on a four-yard grab early in the fourth quarter. By that point in time, West Virginia very much had the game in hand. Sills has made 12 touchdowns catches this season. Now comes the fun part of the year for WVU -- they will finish the campaign with mega contests against Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. If they can win those contests, they will very much be in range for a potential Playoff spot.
Nov 10 - 4:56 PM

West Virginia senior WR David Sills caught six passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 42-41 win over Texas.

In what was a fantastically entertaining shootout, Sills came up with a slick 60-yard touchdown catch near the end of the first quarter and a slightly less noteworthy 18-yard touchdown just seconds into the second quarter. The senior wideout is a touchdown magnet, having now hauled in 11 for the campaign. While it's not realistic that Sills will be able to match the 18 touchdown grabs he made a year ago, he still has three games remaining on his regular-season schedule (TCU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma).
Nov 3 - 8:14 PM

West Virginia senior WR David Sills caught five passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 58-14 win over Baylor.

Sills (6'4/210) and fellow wideout Gary Jennings each topped 100 yards while scoring twice in this laugher. Focusing in on the former, Sills came down with both of his touchdown grabs in what developed into a 31-point second quarter for the Mountaineers. While Sills has now scored nine touchdowns this season, this was his first 100-yard receiving effort since the opener. He'll try to hit on double-digit scores for a second consecutive season when WVU squares off with Texas on Nov. 3.
Oct 25 - 11:06 PM

West Virginia senior WR David Sills caught two passes for 22 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 30-14 loss to Iowa State.

Sills (6'4/210) caught an 18-yard touchdown with just under six minutes remaining in the first quarter. That would more or less be the high point of the game for the Mountaineers, who found themselves tangoing with a determined Iowa State team which repeatedly came through with huge stops against one of the more prolific offensive attacks in the country. Sills has caught seven touchdown passes this season -- that's his game -- but his has been a mostly muted overall campaign to date. Sills has caught 32 passes for 390 yards in six games this year.
Oct 13 - 10:45 PM

West Virginia senior WR David Sills caught seven passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-22 victory over Kansas.

Sills was relatively quiet for most of the afternoon but he did snag a 17-yard TD from Will Grier with a few minutes left in the game. The NFL continues to closely monitor the Mountaineers' superstar receiver.
Oct 6 - 3:34 PM

The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs said that "one scout in particular was very vocal and emphatic on his praise" for West Virginia senior WR David Sills.

Crabbs attended the game and said there were scouts from a number of teams including the Eagles, Steelers, NY Jets, Seahawks, Raiders, Colts, LA Chargers, Packers, and Browns. A lot of teams were there to watch QB Will Grier, but Sills (6'4/203) stole the show with his three touchdown grabs. He received a sixth round grade from Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline prior to the season but with more performances like this in front of NFL scouts the big-bodied wideout could go much earlier.
Sep 23 - 12:00 PM

West Virginia senior WR David Sills caught 10 passes for 73 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 35-6 win over Kansas State.

Sills (6'4/203) was a beast at the goal line today as he scored not one, not two, but three touchdowns from the one-yard line. The lengthy receiver was "squishing ants" all day long as he quickly chopped his feet on slants and outs to get separation on K State corners. Heisman hopeful Will Grier has boasted David Sills production -- Sills had 18 touchdowns last year -- but Sills can really play. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline gave Sills a sixth round grade, but it will be hard for NFL teams to pass up on him multiple times in Day 3 if Sills puts up back-to-back 15+ touchdown seasons. With Sills up to five scores in three games, that number is within reach, especially with Texas Tech on schedule next.
Sep 22 - 7:20 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline gave West Virginia senior WR David Sills a sixth round draft grade.

Pauline believes Sills is a terrific college receiver, but isn't as bullish about his NFL future. He projects as a "No. 4/No. 5 wideout on Sundays. He’s consistent in all areas but lacks speed and quickness and reportedly comes with short arms and small hands, which is not a good combination," Pauline explains. Sills is already off the races with trying to prove Pauline wrong with a 7-140-2 performance in the season opener against Tennessee.
Sep 2 - 12:41 PM

West Virginia senior WR David Sills caught seven passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 40-14 win over Tennessee.

We were curious to see whether Sills would be in for a regression after he hauled in 18 touchdown passes last season. Through one game, he's ahead of that pace! Jokes aside, it was a stellar showing for the 6-foot-4, 203-pound senior on Saturday. Both of his scoring grabs came in the second half, the first from 33 yards out early in the third quarter and the second of the 10-yard variety with just over two minutes remaining in the contest. When he starts throwing around his big frame to position for a catch in the end zone, it's quietly thrilling. Sills rocked a 60-988-18 receiving line on the whole last year.
Sep 1 - 8:47 PM draft analyst Chad Reuter ranks West Virginia senior WR David Sills 17th on his list of the top 150 college players to watch in 2018.

Sills ranks as the top receiver on the list, and interestingly enough, he ranks one spot ahead of the guy who will get him the football in 2018: West Virginia QB Will Grier. A former signal-caller himself, Sills was sensational in 2017, catching 18 touchdowns and going for 988 yards on 60 catches. As Reuter writes: "Sills is a monster on the outside, using his 6-4, 203-pound frame to shield defenders and also to attack passes in the air when necessary." Expect more big things from the Grier-to-Sills combination on Saturday's this year.
May 5 - 2:59 PM

West Virginia junior WR David Sills did not catch a pass during Tuesday's 31-14 loss to Utah in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

None of this is Sills' fault, as the West Virginia offense was essentially MIA with QB Will Grier (finger) sitting out. It's a sour note to end the season on, particularly given that Sills -- a converted quarterback -- hauled in an FBS-best 18 touchdown passes this year. Both he and Grier will be returning to West Virginia next season as they try to keep their psychic mindmeld going.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 06:42:00 PM

West Virginia junior WR David Sills will return to school for the 2018 season rather than declare for the NFL Draft.

Sills will reunite with QB Will Grier, who is likewise foregoing the NFL to finish out his senior season with the Mountaineers. The 6-foot-4, 203-pound converted quarterback was something of a revelation this season, catching 60 passes for 980 yards and 18 touchdowns. Those 18 scores were the most receiving touchdowns in the NCAA and the most from scrimmage in the Big 12.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 12:12:00 PM