The 2019 NFL Draft provided a number of players who were selected much higher than originally projected and others who slid down the draft board. One name who dealt with the latter was former West Virginia wide receiver David Sills. While Sills’ former quarterback in Will Grier came off the board in round three to the Carolina Panthers, he was still left waiting.
Sills slid to day three and was not selected in any of the final four rounds. The slide has to be disappointing, but there are a number of NFL teams who have a major need at the position, so he should be a top target as an undrafted free agent. After all, it’s tough to find a wide receiver at this point who showed the consistency and knack for finding the end zone that the 6-foot-4 pass-catcher did.
In both his 2017 and 2018 seasons, Sills caught 60 and 65 passes while topping 980 yards in each year. Even more impressive than that was the fact that he hauled in 33 touchdowns over that same span, which featured 24 games.
We’re going to take a look at a few of the best potential fits and the outlook of where Sills could land as an undrafted free agent.
David Sills Undrafted Free Agent Fits: Packers, Panthers Among Best
The Green Bay Packers surprised a bit by not adding a wide receiver during the draft. They are certainly among the best potential fits for Sills as an undrafted free agent target. The Packers lost Randall Cobb in NFL free agency and it would make sense for the team to get more weapons for Aaron Rodgers.
It was originally expected by many that Green Bay would select a receiver in one of the first few rounds, but that proved not to be the case. Fortunately, a player like Sills remains an option even after the draft wrapped up. When evaluating the overall outlook and potential need at the position, ESPN listed wideout as one of the top needs for the Packers in this draft.
Another interesting fit is the aforementioned Panthers and the potential to pair Sills back up with his 2018 quarterback in Grier. Although the Panthers have a few talented receivers in DJ Moore, Jarius Wright, Chris Hogan, Torrey Smith and Curtis Samuel, there’s a lot of uncertainty among that group.
A few other teams worth keeping an eye on as options for Sills as an undrafted free agent include the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. The New Orleans Saints could also be a potential landing spot for Sills, but it’s likely the West Virginia standout will have a large number of offers on the table.
One thing that seems highly likely is that we should hear Sills’ name linked to an NFL team very soon with the NFL draft now officially in the books.
UPDATE: NFL analyst Adam Caplan revealed Sills signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent.