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Report: Steelers ‘are in love’ with West Virginia WR David Sills

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The former quarterback turned receiver appears to be on the Steelers radar as a Day 3 option in the draft

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If the Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in adding a wide receiver on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, it would appear that they might already have a candidate in mind if a recent report from Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst is to be believed.

Speaking on the site’s weekly podcast earlier in the week, Pauline suggested West Virginia receiver David Sill is a prospect the Steelers are particularly enamored with.

“I’m told the New Orleans Saints really like Sills and the Pittsburgh Steelers are in love with Sills. He be a great fit for both teams, but I could absolutely see the Steelers using a pick in the fourth-round to acquire David Sills.”

Tim Benz of Trib Live also noted Pittsburgh’s interest in the player in a column on Friday, while not quite hearing the “love” Pauline had spoken of. There also seems to be little doubt that he is at least on Mike Tomlin’s radar.

Converted from quarterback to wide receiver after arriving at college, Sills is an intriguing prospects who figures to have a lot of growth left in him given his limited experience at the position. But impressive numbers in just two full years at receiver and a 6-foot-3 plus frame should be enough to see him taken in the middle rounds of the draft.

Sills recorded over 60 receptions and 15 or more touchdowns in each of the past two seasons, finishing his career with 132 receptions for 2,907 yards and an impressive 35 touchdowns.

This scouting report from Brad Kelley of The Draft Network indicates a player who could potentially carve out a role for himself in the Steelers offense, possibly providing a valuable target in the redzone.

“Sills has been an ultra-productive wide receiver for the last two seasons at West Virginia, but projects as a complimentary receiver in the NFL. There are concerns holding back his projection, as his thin frame and lack of second gear weigh him down. Still, his body control and jump ball ability are a weapon, as is the way he defeats press coverage. Because of those traits, he should have an immediate role in the NFL and stick in the league for a lengthy career.”