Kenny Stills not only earned a roster spot on the New Orleans Saints, but he is slated as one of the four wide receivers the team will use during the season. After a strong preseason, Stills looks to carry that momentum over into the start of the regular season. The rookie wide receiver might have the biggest impact a rookie has had for the Saints since Jimmy Graham.
One key advantage that Stills has is that not many people know who he is and what he can do. The Atlanta Falcons surely do not know that much about him and only have limited college and preseason tape to go off of, and that is if they are even planning for him. With Marques Colston coming off a foot injury, it is not clear what kind of effect he will have. I’m sure Drew Brees will find his favorite target a few times, but Stills might actually have more of an impact.
Stills will take the pressure off of Colston and he should be able to provide the Saints’ offense with some big plays. Furthermore, Stills has proven that he is a legitimate deep threat and he plays with poise beyond his years. Don’t be surprised if Stills lights up the Falcons’ secondary and explodes in his NFL debut.
Brees has a new weapon in his arsenal and right now Stills may be a secret weapon, but if he turns in a big week one performance, that certainly won’t be the case any longer.