New York Giants: Who is David Sills V? | Training Camp Standout

david sills, new york giants

The New York Giants are enjoying several training camp standouts this year on both sides of the ball. Some newly signed players, such as Adoree’ Jackson, have adjusted easily and made key plays during practice. But some younger, less-established players have also turned heads with impressive performances at camp.

Wide receiver David Sills has stood out during training camp. But Sills is one of those less-established players that most fans do not know much about. So that begs the question, who exactly is this training camp standout wide receiver, David Sills?

Who is David Sills?

College career

New York Giants training camp standout David Sills is a former quarterback-turned-wide receiver. Sills split time at both quarterback and wide receiver at West Virginia in 2015 but flashed some potential as a receiver, ending the season with seven receptions for 131 yards. He then transferred to El Camino College in 2016 to play exclusively at quarterback before returning to West Virginia as a wide receiver.

David Sills hauled in 60 receptions for 980 yards and an insane 18 touchdowns in 12 games for West Virginia in 2017. As a senior in 2018, Sills was impressive once again, posting 65 receptions for 986 yards and 15 touchdowns in 12 games. David Sills was a true playmaker for the Mountaineers in his collegiate career.

NFL career

David Sills went undrafted in 2019 before signing with the Buffalo Bills in April. He was unfortunately waived by the Bills in August, but then signed with the New York Giants’ practice squad in September. He spent the entire 2019 season on New York’s practice squad. During training camp last year, David Sills suffered a foot fracture, landing him on injured reserve.

The Giants have not given up on David Sills, though, as they signed him to an extension through the 2021 season. The Giants’ 6-4 roster-bubble receiver has yet to play a down of football in the regular season. But he has been a consistent standout in practice and has worked hard this offseason to prepare for the 2021 season.

According to Giants head coach Joe Judge, David Sills “just followed Daniel [Jones] around the country and wherever Daniel was, he was gonna be there to catches passes.” Sills has never missed an opportunity to get some extra work in with his quarterback, improving his game and strengthening their chemistry.

2021 training camp

David Sills has been making plays left and right in practice during New York Giants training camp this year. Check out this impressive grab that Sills caught from Danny Dimes with first-team defensive backs Adoree’ Jackson and Logan Ryan in coverage:

It is important that this play was made with the first-team. Sills’s hard work has not gone unnoticed as he has earned first-team reps. This is a big step towards making the final roster. If David Sills can keep shining in training camp and pre-season, he could be a summer standout that earns a spot on the Giants’ final roster this regular season.

Mentioned in this article:

More about: