Report: Patriots Bring Oklahoma Wide Receiver Kenny Stills in for Visit

by NESN Staff

April 3, 2013

Kenny StillsThe Patriots are right in the thick of NFL draft preparations and they have a number of prospects set to visit Gillette Stadium over the next few weeks.

One prospect that is already in New England to visit with the team is Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Stills has been one of the Sooners’ most productive players over the past three season and quickly became quarterback Landry Jones‘ favorite target. He caught 204 passes and 24 touchdowns during his three seasons, including 82 grabs for 959 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012.

He isn’t projected as a first-round pick along with the likes of West Virginia’s Tavon Austin or Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson, but Stills would offer the Patriots a true skill receiver to help Tom Brady on the outside — a problem they thought now jettisoned receiver Brandon Lloyd might solve. Stills measured in at 6-feet tall and ran a blazing 4.38 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in February, making his athleticism a real point of intrigue.

The Patriots have already had a few visits with receivers like DeAndre Hopkins as is and they will have plenty more in the coming weeks — so don’t get too excited just yet — but Stills should be one guy to at least keep an eye on leading up to April 25.

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