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David Sills V - edit: signed as UDFA!

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4 minutes ago, MiltonWaddams said:

You mean prognosticators. The real talent evaluators are currently employed by NFL teams...except for Mayock. That guy drafts like he is still on NFLN and can surprise people with his picks with no ramifications..

 

Scouts had a draftable grade on him too though, that’s who I’m referencing.  But when you’re a 5th round prospect nothing is for sure. 

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2 hours ago, MiltonWaddams said:

I am in disbelief that he has lasted to this point. Measurables, intangibles and production. What am I missing?

 

Separation skills. It is the reason Butler fell, the reason Harmon fell and the reason Sills went undrafted. There are two things NFL scouts look for first and foremost with receivers - Can they separate and do they catch the ball? 

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On 4/25/2019 at 12:14 PM, NewEra said:

Great story.  Nice player.  I’d love to grab him rd 4, but I think he’s going 3rd.

Or UDFA

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BOOM!!!  

 

Called this as a guy to watch for to us as this kid seemed like a Beane and McD player all the way!  And now he gets his shot with the Bills as he has been signed!!!!  

 

33 TDs in the only 2 years he’s ever played WR as he started as a QB.  Got to love that as an UDFA

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1 minute ago, Reed83HOF said:

Or UDFA

 

What a steal right!  Most mocks had him rounds 3 to 5.  I kind of thought a run on WRs was going to be rampant in rounds 2 through 4 so thought he could go in there somewhere.  Thrilled to get him as an UDFA.  

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On 4/25/2019 at 3:11 PM, Alphadawg7 said:

The "Lebron James of football" - David Sills!  

 

Man is this guys story pretty incredible.  His journey to where he is now is amazing and this kid screams McD and Beane type player.  If we don't go WR in first 2 rounds, this is a name I would watch for later over the next few rounds.  He is just starting to tap into his skills as a WR too, lots of upside.  

 

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/20923614/west-virginia-david-sills-7th-grade-phenom-failed-qb-elite-receiver

 

 

 

Alphadamus :thumbsup:

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3 minutes ago, Alphadawg7 said:

 

What a steal right!  Most mocks had him rounds 3 to 5.  I kind of thought a run on WRs was going to be rampant in rounds 2 through 4 so thought he could go in there somewhere.  Thrilled to get him as an UDFA.  

Nice call man!

 

 

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I’m telling y’all this kid ain’t no normal UDFA.  I think he could be a big camp surprise.  He reminds me of Jordy Nelson :)

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Still wanted a receiver earlier but nice pick up.  I worry about him getting separation and WVU’s offense was gimmicky but he has excellent ball skills (😬).

6 minutes ago, Alphadawg7 said:

I’m telling y’all this kid ain’t no normal UDFA.  I think he could be a big camp surprise.  He reminds me of Jordy Nelson :)

I see the Nelson comparison but Nelson was a much better athlete.  I think Stills might be the really good player who just isn’t good enough physically for the nfl but he definitely has a chance because he brings a different skill set here.

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31 minutes ago, Reed83HOF said:

Or UDFA

Hell yeah!  Nice signing.  Seems like the coaches don’t think there’s room for another wr

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Foster and Stills as UDFA.  And Levi Wallace.  clearly ppl want to play here.  And good gets by Beane. 

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On 4/25/2019 at 3:11 PM, Alphadawg7 said:

The "Lebron James of football" - David Sills!  

 

Man is this guys story pretty incredible.  His journey to where he is now is amazing and this kid screams McD and Beane type player.  If we don't go WR in first 2 rounds, this is a name I would watch for later over the next few rounds.  He is just starting to tap into his skills as a WR too, lots of upside.  

 

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/20923614/west-virginia-david-sills-7th-grade-phenom-failed-qb-elite-receiver

 

 

 

 

Good call...  hope this cat makes the team 

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On 4/25/2019 at 3:39 PM, MrEpsYtown said:

I love his game. he's really smart and understands routes and what the quarterback is thinking. He finds spots. He's like a huge Cole Beasley. He's also really good with contested catches and in the red zone. One of my draft crushes. 

 

Well we got hock 2.0 in knox said some media guy now we got sills. Not bad. Hope he makes the team.

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2 hours ago, Alphadawg7 said:

BOOM!!!  

 

Called this as a guy to watch for to us as this kid seemed like a Beane and McD player all the way!  And now he gets his shot with the Bills as he has been signed!!!!  

 

33 TDs in the only 2 years he’s ever played WR as he started as a QB.  Got to love that as an UDFA

He actually played WR at WV for 3 years...

 

after he broke his knuckle as a JR In HS , WV offered him as a WR

 

he went there as a freshmen but wanted to still play QB... so he went to Community college

 

he didn’t get any D1 offers so he went back to WV for 2 years

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Wow! I'm stoked!

 

It's tough to crack a roster as an UDFA, and he is a project but it's now incredibly low risk high reward 

 

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So odd why he didnt get drafted. I would have bet decent money he would be gone by the 6th round (at the latest). Oh well. GL kid and play with a chip!

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Love this signing! I can’t believe we signed this guy! 

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2 hours ago, C.Biscuit97 said:

Still wanted a receiver earlier but nice pick up.  I worry about him getting separation and WVU’s offense was gimmicky but he has excellent ball skills (😬).

I see the Nelson comparison but Nelson was a much better athlete.  I think Stills might be the really good player who just isn’t good enough physically for the nfl but he definitely has a chance because he brings a different skill set here.

 

I’ve linked once or twice an article about an nba GM that doesn’t let his scouts compare guys (particularly non-traditional races for a position) to other guys of that race. Because even professional scouts jump straight to jordy Nelson, Edelman and welker for white receivers as an example. Or as we saw, with a black qb.

 

its not so much a knock on the discussion but popped to mind as even scouts struggle to do cross race comparisons. I’d be curious to see some more comparables that aren’t a “less athletic Nelson” or thielen 

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