Kenny Stills started every game as a true freshman in 2010 opposite Ryan Broyles and recorded 61 catches for 786 yards and five touchdowns, all school-records for receiving by a freshman.
He again finished second on the team in receiving behind Broyles in 2011 (11 starts), matching his 61 receptions from 2010 while totaling more yards (849) and scores (8). Stills earned Second Team All-Big 12 in 2011 despite missing two games.
With Broyles off to the NFL, the spotlight was on Stills to fill the void and step up as the Sooners' top target in 2012. He did just that with career highs in receptions (82), yards (959) and touchdowns (11).
A self-proclaimed pessimist, Stills labeled his junior season as "sub-par."
"I'm my biggest critic; I always have been," Stills said before the team's Cotton Bowl loss to Texas A&M. "I have high expectations for myself, and there's still too many times when I'm dropping easy balls, and kinda leaving my body out there. I definitely expect more from myself."
Stills was named second-team All-Big 12, and decided to declare for the NFL Draft. He entered 2012 as a borderline top 100 prospect, but showed more consistency as a junior once he was finally out of Broyles' shadow and could be a second-day pick.
"What they have to say is cool, but I can evaluate myself," Stills told the Oklahoma News when asked what role the NFL advisory committee would play in his decision to come out of school a year early. "My dad's been there. I've got a lot of people that know a lot of things."
Weaknesses: Only average size and bulk and lacks imposing muscle. Sneaky fast, but not a track athlete. Bad habit of rounding off routes and needs to show same consistency for all four quarters. Needs to do a better job helping his quarterback by coming back to the ball or becoming the defensive back on off-target throws. Caught pushing off and needs to play smarter with too many frustrating mistakes, including several false start penalties on his resume. Talks too much on the field and has some maturity questions after a few off-field incidents, including a DUI arrest in 2011.