This offseason, the Cleveland Browns finally made an effort and signed a veteran receiver in free agency named David Nelson. Missing all of last season due to injury, Nelson is a crap-shoot for Cleveland. Don’t be surprised if Cleveland tries to add another weapon to the aerial attack as there will be a variety of mid-round receivers available.
One that comes to mind is former Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver, Kenny Stills. Entering the draft a year early, Stills is the epitome of consistent play. In three years for the Sooners, Stills racked up 204 catches and 2,594 yards. The 20-year-old has blazing speed and ran a 4.38 forty yard dash at the NFL Combine.
Stills comes from NFL bloodlines as his father by the same first name played for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. Stills’ uncle, Gary Stills, played nine seasons split between the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, and St. Louis Rams. History has shown us that bloodlines are not a bad thing. Who doesn’t wish the Browns had Clay Matthews III?
I could see Stills competing with Nelson, Travis Benjamin and Jordan Norwood for the slot position if drafted. The Browns need a go-to player on that huge third-and-long down, and Stills could be that guy. The California native has good hands and separation ability from defensive backs. He is quick off the line of scrimmage with above-average body control. The downside to Stills is his average size, as he is only 6-foot and 194 pounds.
Cleveland will most likely not draft Stills, but the burning need for a go-to receiver remains. It will be interesting to see if the Browns draft a receiver in a couple of weeks.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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