Round 4 – Darius Stills, Defensive Lineman, West Virginia – 6-1, 285
The Washington Football Team seems to have a keen interest in West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills. Front office personnel have met with Stills at the Senior Bowl and chatted with him virtually on Zoom. The team has also attended West Virginia’s Pro Day. It’s safe to assume Washington likes Stills.
Stills could be a good option to add more depth to the line if the talented Mountaineer is drafted by Washington. It’s easy to see why Washington likes him. Stills would be a good fit for Jack Del Rio’s 4-3 defense as a 3-technique lineman. He is quick off the ball and is able to penetrate the line of scrimmage at will. His short frame allows him to gain lower leverage against offensive linemen and become a disruptive force in the pass rush defense.
Some of the moves that Stills uses to be a good pass rusher can also be a negative as a run defender. Shifty running backs will often make one move to make a hard-charging Stills over-pursue on many plays and this is where he needs to be more focused and aware. Otherwise, he provides good value here in the fourth round.