Oklahoma football: Receiver Kenny Stills on questions from NFL teams, draft preparations

At Oklahoma's Pro Day last week, Stills caught passes for quarterback Landry Jones. 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.
by Jason Kersey Published: March 20, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, right, watches a spring NCAA college football practice with former Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills, left, in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ORG XMIT: OKSO105
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, right, watches a spring NCAA college football practice with former Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills, left, in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ORG XMIT: OKSO105

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.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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