David Sills V: ‘That was My Team, Growing Up’
West Virginia wide receiver David Sills is one of the more intriguing pass-catching prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, which gets underway on tomorrow.
But fans of the Philadelphia might put extra stock in Sills, who was a big Eagles fan growing up in nearby Wilmington, Delaware, and he for one would be a fan of getting drafted by his hometown team.
"That was my team, growing up, Sills said as a guest on The Sports Bash with Mike Gill. Going to Eagles games singing 'Fly, Eagles, Fly', so that would be pretty cool, for sure."
Sills played three seasons for the Mountaineers, earning first-team All-American honors in 2017 when he led FBS in touchdowns and is a two-time first-team All-Big-12 selection and one of the most productive wideouts in the country the last two years, particularly in the red zone with 33 touchdowns over his junior and senior seasons.
Based on what some draft pundits have offered, Sills could be selected in the fourth or fifth rounds. Eagles VP of Football Operations Howie Roseman has two, fourth-round picks and one fifth-round selection. He would be an interesting fit for the Eagles, giving the team a big vertical threat, and has the ability to get down the field and make plays with his 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame.
Sills has an interesting story, he was offered a scholarship to USC to play quarterback as seventh grader in Delaware, before landing at West Virginia to play wide receiver.