WR Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins
HT: 6-1, WT: 194, Born: 4-22-1992, College: Oklahoma, Drafted: Round 5
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Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]Overall: C Michael (141), G Jennings (142), Kenny Stills (143), S Smith (144), R Tannehill (145)
Position: J Gordon (139-WR50), G Jennings (142-WR51), Kenny Stills (143 - WR52), S Smith (144-WR53), M Wheaton (152-WR54)
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PPR Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]Overall: J Gordon (133), C Palmer (134), Kenny Stills (135), C Michael (136),
Position: D Amendola (128-WR49), J Gordon (133-WR50), Kenny Stills (135 - WR51), G Jennings (140-WR52), M Wheaton (144-WR53)
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Kenny Stills was easily the most successful rookie wide receiver for the Saints since Marques Colston’s 2006 season. Stills played in every game and despite starting slowly with only 7 catches over the first 5 games, had 25 over the last 11 games for 507 yards and 5 TDs. He outperformed his draft slot as he was taken as the 17th wide receiver in the fifth round. He was a four star recruit out of high school, started immediately for Oklahoma and was productive in all three seasons, declaring for the NFL draft after his junior year. Stills improved his production each year in college and totaled 204 career receptions for 2,595 yards and 24 TDs. He is a good athlete with decent quickness and some speed, but lacks thickness, weighing only 194 pounds at 6’-1” tall. With the departure of Lance Moore, Stills was expected to see more playing time in his second season. With his missing time and the explosive shown by Brandin Cooks, who the Saints traded up to take in the 1st round, Stills will have to produce to add some of the available targets that went to Sproles and Moore a year ago.
Latest NewsBills | Conference Championships Buffalo Bills inactives (Sun Jan 24, 05:21 PM) - The Buffalo Bills have declared DE Trent Murphy, OG Jordan Devey, TE Tyler Kroft, WR Kenny Stills, LB Tyrel Dodson, CB Dane Jackson and QB Jake Fromm inactive for Conference Championships. link to story Bills | Buffalo makes four moves (Sat Jan 23, 04:03 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR Kenny Stills and CB Dane Jackson were elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Jan. 23. PK Tristan Vizcaino was signed to the practice squad and DB Duke Thomas was released from the practice squad. link to story Bills | Buffalo protects four for AFC Championship (Tue Jan 19, 06:27 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Devonta Freeman, C Jonotthan Harrison, WR Kenny Stills and RB Antonio Williams were designated as protected practice squad players for the AFC Championship Tuesday, Jan. 19. Our View: They haven't needed Stills yet as Cole Beasley has been able to play through injury during the playoffs. However, the veteran receiver is a great player to have around if you need to go deeper at the position with one -- and maybe two -- games left for the Bills this postseason.
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Kenny Stills had a nice day. His first two targets were deep throws that fell incomplete as he was well covered on both. The news though is that he was on the field most of the game and targeted almost as frequently as Colston and Graham. He made two receptions and really made a great move on his first reception, which was well thrown by Brees down the left hash. He made a cross over move and ran 43 yards after the catch totaling 67 yards on that play. He later added another catch for 19 yards. His heavy usage in the first game of the season may answer the question of whether the Saints have an effective third receiver in the rotation.
Week 2 - Kenny Stills only had one catch for 10 yards on the night, but he drew a critical pass interference penalty early in the fourth quarter deep into Bucs territory. Stills showed great speed and a nice adjustment back to an underthrown Brees pass that caught S Mark Barron off balance.
Week 3 - WR Kenny Stills was targeted on a deep crossing pattern across the middle in the second quarter and despite easily beating the coverage, he was unable to catch the slightly underthrown pass which would have come back due to a holding call regardless. Stills had a red zone target but the fade route pass attempt flew out of bounds.
Week 4 - Stills was targeted across the middle in the first drive. He was wide open releasing from the far left, after lining up immediately behind Colston. He ran a sharp pattern and continued with a nice run after the catch for a 16-yard gain to give the Saints a first and goal to go. Stills was again targeted on the Saints’ third possession breaking off his route right at the sticks, converting the first down. He caught another pass right on the sideline for a 6-yard gain and was targeted on the next play on a quick cross, but was well defended by Nolan Carroll.
Week 5 - Kenny Stills was targeted once in the end zone where he was well covered and the ball fell incomplete. His next opportunity came late in the 4th quarter. He ran a nice route and was wide open, but flat out dropped the pass.
Week 6 - Kenny Stills was targeted on the Saints' final drive of the first half, running a solid route catching the pass for a gain of 16 yards converting the 3rd and 10. Stills caught the first pass of the second half on a crossing pattern for a gain of 14 yards. He again was able to elude the coverage. His biggest conversion came on 3rd and 20 and resulted in a 34-yard reception for the TD. He was the Saints' most productive receiver for the game, with three catches on his three targets for 64 yards and a TD.
Week 8 - Kenny Stills made the first big play of the game on his initial target. He went in motion and wound up being covered by a linebacker. He was able to easily run by the coverage and turned the play into a 69-yard TD reception. Stills next target fell incomplete, but drew an illegal contact penalty. Stills was targeted next in the Saints' first scoring drive of the second half, running a nice crossing route in the middle of the field for a gain of 18 yards. Stills also had a rushing opportunity on an end around that was well defended and only gained 4 yards. Kenny Stills again made a great catch in the end zone after Brees scrambled to avoid the rush. This play went for 42 yards and Stills second TD of the game, Brees 5th passing TD.
Week 9 - With Colston inactive and Stills coming off of a two TD game, expectations were high for his production against the Jets. He caught his first target on the Saints first possession for a gain of 4 yards. His next target came late in the third quarter and fell harmlessly incomplete as Brees was under a heavy rush and the pass was tipped almost right out of his hand. Stills was targeted twice more as the Saints drove for a field goal to pull within six points. He was first open deep down the middle making the catch for a gain of 19 yards. On the very next play, he ran a drag route across the field gaining 12 more yards. His final target came on their final possession and the pass was far off the mark and almost intercepted.
Week 10 - Stills was targeted twice in the Saints second scoring drive and made two catches. The first was on a drag route across the field and he was wide open for a gain of 19 yards, converting a long third down. He also caught a quick out for a gain of 4 yards. He had only one reception in the second half, but it went for a 52-yard TD. He made a nice move to the ball and easily avoided defenders to get into the end zone.
Week 11 - Kenny Stills had a catch in the 3rd quarter on a crossing pattern over the middle for a gain of 10 yards and a first down. Stills was targeted deep in the end zone late in the 4th quarter, but was unable to slide back to where the pass was thrown away from coverage.
Week 12 - The rookie receiver didn't catch his first pass until the second half and only saw two targets in this game. The first was a 1st and 10 on a play action boot where Brees underthrew the comeback and Stills had to make a diving grab to get under the ball for 16 yards. The second was a six-yard play in the left flat to set up a 3rd and one. The Saints used more two-tight end sets and targeted Robert Meachem more often in this game than I have seen in recent weeks.
Week 13 - Kenny Stills caught one short pass that gained only 3 yards. He was targeted again late in the game and attempted a sliding catch, but the ball bounced off the turf.
Week 14 - Kenny Stills made a nice catch as he had to pull away from a defensive hold and dive for the completion. The play went for 14 yards and a first down. Stills made a very nice catch on a quick in that gained 8 yards and a first down. He was held on the play, but fought through the hold to make the catch.
Week 15 - Kenny Stills caught a quick in route and turned a sharp180-degreess to avoid the tackler and turn the short throw into a 20-yard gain and a first down. He also had a rush opportunity, with an end around but the play was well defended and gained only 3 yards. Stills caught a come-back as Brees was hit and the pass fluttered short, but Stills showed experience coming sharply back and easily made the catch on a ball that could have been picked off. Stills caught another quick in for a gain of 4 yards late in the game. He ran a deep out route later in that same drive and worked wide open for a gain of 14 yards and a first down.
Week 16 - Stills made his first catch on the first play after the onsides kick recovery, but gained only 3 yards. Stills was targeted again late in the first half, but Brees did not see the linebacker dropping into coverage and threw an interception. Stills caught a pass on a crossing pattern late in the first half for a gain of 4 yards. He was targeted on the Saints last offensive snap of the first half on a deep throw down the middle. Stills was open, but the pass was a little behind him and overthrown. It looked like if Brees had led Stills more toward the sideline, it could have been a huge play. Stills caught a deep cross for a gain of 19 yards in the 3rd quarter, leaping high to make the catch.
Week 17 - Kenny Stills didn't see many snaps against the Buccaneers, but he made the most of the ones he did. Stills hauled in a 76 yard streak route from Brees and raced into the end zone from about midfield. He completely burned the secondary with his straight line speed, made the catch and coasted into the end zone untouched. The Bucs completely blew the coverage on the play and couldn't recover to catch Stills on the deep ball.
Week 18 - Kenny Stills caught his first pass on a crossing route for a gain of 8 yards on the Saints initial possession, but fell short of a first down forcing a punt. His next target came on the Saints third possession and was a deep sideline route. At the last moment, Stills attempted to cut underneath the excellent coverage and the ball went over his head for an easy interception. Stills had one more target in the first half and got open down the sideline for a 14 yard gain and a first down. The ball was thrown low and Stills had to fall down to make the catch and was unable to get out of bounds. He made his next catch on a deep out pattern to gain 14 yards and another first down early in the third quarter. Stills also had a carry on an end around in the 4th quarter, but the play was well defended and he gained only 1 yard.
Week 19 - Stills caught a deep pass down the sideline that would have gained 30 yards, but offensive holding was called. He had another target later in the game that fell incomplete, but the Saints got a first down because the Seahawks had twelve men on the field.