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2021 NFL Draft Profile: WVU Defensive Tackle Darius Stills



Fairmont native Darius Stills stayed in-state and joined the West Virginia Mountaineers in 2017. Stills played sparingly his first two seasons in Morgantown, totaling just 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack in 2017 and 2018. He broke out as a junior, however, racking up 14.5 tackles for loss with a team-high seven sacks in 2019.

Stills contemplated turning pro following the 2019 season but decided to return to WVU for his senior year. In 10 games in 2020, Stills had 7.5 tackles for loss with 3.5 sacks and an interception. Despite not putting up the same volume stats he did in 2019, Stills was still recognized as one of the best defensive tackles in the country, winning the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year award and being named a consensus All-American.

Pro Day Results

  • Height: 6-foot
  • Weight: 278 pounds
  • 40: 4.92 seconds
  • Bench: 23 reps
  • 3-Cone: 7.21 seconds
  • Broad Jump: 9-feet, 2-inches
  • Vertical Jump: 32.5 inches

Draft Projection

Stills is widely seen as a day-three selection. Experts have been projecting Stills to be taken as early as the fourth round and as late as the sixth. lists Still’s strength as playing with a high motor, first-step quickness, natural leverage, controlled quickness and active pash rusher. His weaknesses are lists as being undersized as an interior defender, undisciplined play and running wild through the gap.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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