Oklahoma football: Tony Jefferson, Kenny Stills leaning toward NFL Draft
Sources tell The Oklahoman that both are likely to declare for NFL Draft. One scout says neither player is ready for the pros.
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Stills was Oklahoma's leading receiver as a junior, catching 82 passes for 959 yards and 11 touchdowns. In the Sooners' 41-13 loss Friday to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, he caught seven passes for 67 yards, dropping a touchdown pass.
Stills caught 204 career passes over his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons, good for third all-time at Oklahoma. He's also just the fourth player in school history with at least 200 career receptions.
He's played with the same quarterback, Landry Jones, all three years; if he returned for his senior season, Stills' receptions would come via a new quarterback — likely junior-to-be Blake Bell — and there's no guarantee it would be an easy transition, particularly over the first stretch of games.
Stills' father, Ken Stills, played safety in the NFL for six seasons.
Both Jefferson and Stills received grades from the NFL Draft Advisory Board; Jefferson declined to disclose his grade, and Stills said he was told he'd go “anywhere in the first four rounds.”
Two of their fellow juniors, fullback Trey Millard and cornerback Aaron Colvin, also received advisory board grades; Millard said after the Cotton Bowl that he'd return for another college season, and Colvin continues to weigh his decision.
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