Stills doesn't boast the size to dominate physically, but he consistently displayed the concentration to win one-on-one matchups from the preseason on. Check out the embedded clip from last summer's exhibition tilt against the Texans: Draped by Houston cover man Kareem Jackson, Stills maintains upper body control and keeps his feet in bounds for the clutch third-down conversion.
When Chris Wesseling took a look at Cleveland's Jordan Cameron this week, he noted journeyman Jason Campbell's reluctance to target the athletic tight end in traffic. A shame, considering Cameron's ability to win matchups. That wasn't a problem in New Orleans, where the risk-taking Drew Brees trusted Stills to make plays from wire to wire.
The wideout's 4.35 40 speed brought a dangerous element to the passing game. Serving as a deep target for Brees, Stills finished his rookie campaign leading all NFL receivers with 20 yards per catch. He also ranked 13th in the league with a 69.6 percent catch rate, a figure that looks more impressive with Pro Football Focus' Mike Clay pointing out that 15 of his 50 targets came at least 20 yards downfield.
His yards per catch average will dip this season, but only because we expect Stills to be much more ingrained in the pass attack as a viable No. 2 option. He played a prominent role during offseason practices with Jimmy Graham floating in the abyss. Beat writers noticed Stills' rare athleticism and ability to adjust to off-kilter throws.