West Virginia wide receiver David Sills has been around some great quarterbacks during his time around football. He worked out with several USC quarterbacks growing up, including Matt Barkley.
Sills knows what an NFL quarterback looks like. When asked whether he sees teammate Will Grier has a future in the NFL, his answer is instantaneous.
“Oh yes, for sure, 100 percent,” Sills told DieHards in a phone interview. “Honestly, I think he’s the top quarterback in this years’ class.”
That’s quite lofty praise, especially considering some of the quarterbacks around college football. CBS Sports rates five players as first round prospects – USC’s Sam Darnold, Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Washington State’s Luke Falk and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson. Baker Mayfield isn’t far behind, either.
However, Grier has the numbers to compete. The junior ranks No. 4 nationally with 352.4 passing yards per game, behind only Josh Rosen and Mason Rudolph in the Power Five.
“I don’t think a lot of people are recognizing because he didn’t play last year,” Sills said. “By the end, I think people will be talking about Will as one of the best quarterbacks. I definitely see him as an NFL quarterback. He attacks every day like he wants to get better, so I think he’ll just keep getting better.”
Grier is the only quarterback in America to throw for 300 yards in every game this season, and leads the nation with 26 touchdown passes. Fifteen of them are to Sills.
Expectations were high after Grier transferred from Florida to West Virginia after a suspension. However, he’s brought life to a relatively inexperienced offense. He’s the catalyst to ranking No. 5 in the nation with 539.4 yards of total offense.
As a junior with 13 career starts, Grier has another year of eligibility remaining at West Virginia. He could help his draft stock with another strong season in 2018.
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