Scouting Report: Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
Here’s yet another prospect we’d like to see get some more respect. Kenny Stills has been a very consistent performer at Oklahoma and we feel that he possesses a lot of the skills needed to succeed at the next level. Stills is a very athletic kid and he’s a born play-maker. He may not wow you with his size, but he fights for the football and has good hands. Stills is also a tough hombre and will make the tough third down catches you want a receiver to make in traffic.
We see no reason why Stills can’t develop into a fine pro. If I was to make a comparison to a current NFL receiver, it would be a guy like Santonio Holmes. The good news is that, by most accounts, Stills, though a bit of a free spirit, is a solid teammate. Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops teaches team football and is a solid influence on his players. We like Stills’ chances in this area and are not buying into any of the off-field stuff.
Here are the things we think stand out with Stills...
- He’s got legit speed and ran 4.38 at the combine.
- He’s tough and to make it at his size, that toughness will help a lot.
- He makes difficult catches. QBs like that.
- He’s outstanding when the ball is in the air. He tracks it well and has good timing.
- He’s a tough runner after the catch and has the long speed to make the big play.
- He’s a very willing blocker, and that will help him get on the field as a pro.
- He’s an effective route runner and gets in and out of breaks very well.
- He has good feet and should be able to easily adapt to getting two feet down near the edges at the next level.
In our view, Kenny Stills is good enough to be taken in the early rounds, but from what we hear, he could be a mid rounder. If that happens, don’t read too much into it and don’t sleep on this kid. He could be a touchdown guy in the right offense. It may take a season or two, depending on what team drafts him, but this kid is a player and is a solid guy to target in dynasty leagues.