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Is Second-Year Wideout Kenny Stills Ready for a Breakout Season?

Saints WR, Kenny Stills

Thanks to the reliable arm of Drew Brees, New Orleans has been a good place for wide receivers looking for chances to make plays for quite awhile.  The offense tends to distribute the ball around fairly evenly over their many weapons. In 2013 rookie Kenny Stills showed that he could be a very reliable option, and all indications are pointing towards him having a breakout second year with the Saints.

Our friends at numberFire.com have taken a look at Kenny Stills’ 2013 season and have offered up some educated projection and analysis regarding the young wide receiver’s future.

As an Oklahoma Sooners fan, I’ve been fond of second-year wide receiver Kenny Stills since he set the school record for most receptions (61) and yards (786) by a freshman. He finished his three-year career in Norman with 204 receptions, 2,594 yards and 24 touchdowns. In turn, I saw him as a straight steal in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft.

Stills showed why that was the case in 2013, even as the sixth-most targeted player on the Saints, accumulating 32 receptions, 641 yards and 5 touchdowns. He made an immediate impact as the fastest receiver on the roster, and was among the best in the league at exploiting defenses over the top. Entering 2014, there are still a number of mouths to feed in New Orleans, but the table is set for Kenny Stills to have a breakout season.

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