Pre-draft I didn’t spend very much time on Kenny Stills because he projected semi-poorly in my model, and also he didn’t look like he would be drafted highly. But my model isn’t all-explanatory and sometimes you don’t have to be drafted highly to end up with a decent opportunity. It wasn’t until Stills ended up in NO that I took notice and went back to look at him again.
The table below shows the closest comps that I have for Stills. They are generally small-ish and at least somewhat fast-ish WRs that caught decent numbers in college, but also didn’t score extremely highly on algo systems that use market share. You might call Stills’ market share numbers “middling”. But Stills is also fast enough that he could certainly be decent. It really just comes down to whether or not he gets on the field. So my takeaway is that there’s not a lot more to do as it relates to Kenny Stills except watch and wait. I won’t be using a rookie draft pick on him, but I will be paying attention.
*msYDS and msTD are offense adjusted measures
|Ronald Johnson-Southern California||2010||199||4.46||1.17||13.00||0.22||0.30||53.23||0.62||10.81||1.92|
|Robert Woods-Southern California||2012||201||4.51||1.00||12.00||0.25||0.31||70.75||0.92||11.47||6.33|