Making the case for Stills: Last season didn't end the way Stills wanted it to, but that was the case for everybody in crimson and cream. The Sooners lost two of their final three regular season games, including an embarassing blowout loss to in-state rival Oklahoma State, and it was all preceded by the loss of Ryan Broyles, the FBS all-time leader in receptions. Stills had to move to the slot, where he'd never played before, and had trouble creating space like Broyles could, and his ability to stretch the field was limited. Stills was uncomfortable. It showed. He and his fellow receivers all came down with the drops.
That was a short stretch, though. There's no denying Stills' production elsewhere, even though his sophomore season was a slight disappointment following a 786-yard freshman year that broke Broyles' freshman receiving record.
One third of Oklahoma's famed Cali Trio, the Encinitas, Calif. native is still one of the Big 12's most talented receivers with its most recognizable hairdo (and one with its own Twitter feed), a mohawk he says could feature some special changes this season.
Stills had a full offseason to adjust to the loss of Broyles now, instead of a week. He'll be the leader of an inexperienced receiving corps, but the All-Big 12 returnee looks due for a much better follow up to his sophomore season, motivated this offseason by 2011's unsatisfying end.