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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Darius Stills, DL, West Virginia University

Darius Stills
West Virginia University pass rusher Darius Stills is one of the top senior defensive tackles in the country. His motor separates him from his competition.

Darius Stills is fun to watch. The kid is like the Energizer Bunny, but a bigger version. The 6010, 285 pound interior defensive lineman has some similarities to Aaron Donald. I know that is a big comparison for someone that has not taken a snap in the NFL yet, but his motor is one of the best in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Senior pas rusher from West Virginia is a big time disrupter on the defensive side of the ball. He makes it horrible for opposing offensive play callers, because he is constantly in the backfield making a push.

The Fairmont, West Virginia native has been dominating offensive lines in West Virginia since high school. As a senior in high school he finished with 75 tackles, to go along with 30 tackles for loss and 9 sacks. The kid just gets things done.

He has not slowed down at WVU. As a true freshman he only played on 82 snaps, 79 of them coming on defense. It was a learning year, and he put his experience to test as a Sophomore.

In 2018, Stills appeared in 12 games and was a rotational player on the Mountaineers defensive front. His first sack came against Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl. He finished the season with just 12 tackles including 3.5 tackles for loss and his one sack.

Last year is when Stills turned it on though. As a junior the big boy from WV racked up 47 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 7 sacks earning first team honors. In his career he has played in 33 career games which gives him tons of experience and has started in 11.

I expect huge things from Stills in 2020!

NFL Draft Diamonds – Scouting Notes

Darius Stills is not easy to block. I feel bad for opposing offensive lineman in 2020 because this kid has a motor that is none stop. I was watching film of him yesterday and I was blown away by his aggressiveness. He is just 6010, but he is so mean. He reminds me of Aaron Donald. He has a quick first step, he will crush you with his hands and he moves well. It seems like every other play he is in the backfield. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds Owner

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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