NORMAN — Kenny Stills wowed scouts at last month's NFL Scouting Combine with his 4.38 effort in the 40-yard dash.
At Oklahoma's Pro Day last week, Stills caught passes for quarterback Landry Jones.
“I feel like a lot of people, including myself, have seen me drop balls here and there,” Stills said when asked what he wanted to show scouts. “Just to show that I can catch everything and that my routes are pretty crisp and that I was fast and explosive off the ball.”
Stills caught 82 passes for 959 yards and 11 touchdowns last season as a junior. He chose to skip his senior season for entrance in the 2013 NFL Draft.
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., currently ranks Stills as the 13th-best receiver prospect available.
Stills spoke with reporters after his Pro Day performance about several topics, including his future and his answers to tough questions from NFL executives regarding his character.
You were out at OU's spring practice coaching guys up Tuesday. Have you enjoyed this process so far?
“I'm definitely enjoying it. I miss the guys a lot. A lot. I'm texting these guys 24/7. I was back at practice trying to help them, and I felt like I should have been in pads with them.”
What's draft night going to be like for you?
“Talking with my parents about draft night, we're just going to hang out. I'd like to just be chilling and playing video games to get my mind off of it, so anything to keep me away from staring at the TV.”
What were the main things teams wanted to talk to you about at the combine?
“Most of the stuff was character stuff, if I'm a good guy. If I really care about football or if I'm more interested in Twitter or actually playing football and being good at football.
“They wanted to know if I'm an alcoholic because I got a DUI or if I liked partying more than I liked football. Just that stuff, off-the-field stuff.
“I felt like I presented myself pretty well. I cut my hair and tried to take a business approach to everything, and I feel like teams have really seen that, and I feel like I'm mature enough to play in the NFL.”
Did those questions surprise you?
“Oh no. We prepared. I had like four or five hours of interview training and that's all we talked about, the character stuff.”
What do teams want to see more of from you?
“Every team tells me to get prepared to be pressed every play at the line of scrimmage. I've been working on a lot of MMA stuff in Los Angeles, hand fighting, trying to be more vicious at the line of scrimmage and be able to handle that stuff at the next level.”