Photo of Chris Conley
Drafted By: Chiefs
  • Round 3
  • Pick 12
  • Overall 76

Combine Results

Grade
5.62 ?
  • 4.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 45.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 139.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.30 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.65 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Conley can flat out fly, folks. He's one of the smartest players in this draft. He has more diversified interests than your typical football player." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'2" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 213LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

In 2014, led team in receiving yards and touchdowns. In 2013, played in 11 games with 9 starts while missing two games with an ankle sprain. Led wide receiving corps in receptions and yards. Had five catches in five straight games before his injury. In 2012, finished second on the team with six touchdowns. Selected as SEC representative to serve a two-year term on the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Inducted into Georgia's Student Athlete Leadership Academy. Wrote and directed his own Star Wars fan film featuring Georgia teammates, students and head coach Mark Richt.

Analysis

Strengths

Smooth in his routes and lulls cornerbacks to sleep before hitting sneaky second gear to gain separation over the top. Accelerates through deep balls. Does good job of stemming routes. Can get open on corner route from the slot. Quick to find ball in flight and make adjustments to seal the deal. Hands-catcher who snatches away from his body. Runs sharp, in-breaking routes to maintain separation from lurking safety. Ran a variety of routes at Georgia. Recognizes how to plant his flag in open spaces for quarterback to find him. Gets feet inbounds when catching near sideline and end zone.

Weaknesses

Needs to add more polish to his routes to open wider throwing windows. Can be redirected and thrown off course by press coverage. Takes time to ramp back up to desired play speed when defenders get hands on him. Won't flash the desired quickness and foot speed to get himself open underneath. Won't light it up after the catch. Dropped way too many throws during drills at the combine.

Draft Projection

Round 3

Sources Tell Us

"As soon as he popped those numbers at the combine, I promise you that everyone went scrambling for his tape. Hard to tell if he's a workout warrior or an NFL starter after you watch his tape. He's going to get drafted high based on those numbers though." - AFC offensive coordinator

NFL Comparison

Cody Latimer

Bottom Line

Tall receiver who showed off blazing speed and explosiveness in the combine. Conley displays a natural feel for the position and has hand strength and body control to make tough, contested catches. Lacked gaudy numbers in run-heavy Georgia offense, but his productivity per catch will certainly be noticed by NFL teams. Issues with catching the ball consistently at the combine raised some eyebrows.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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