Nov 29, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Chris Conley (31) is tackled after making a catch for a first down against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the fourth quarter at Sanford Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated Georgia 30-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Conley – Georgia
Height: 6-2 Weight: 213
2014: 36 receptions, 657 yards, 8 TD
Coming out of the 2015 NFL Combine, the only receiver that could have made a better impression with his combine numbers than Kevin White of West Virginia was Chris Conley. In Indianapolis, Conley posted a 4.35 sec 40, a 45 inch vertical (best of the combine), and a 11′-7 broad jump (2nd-best of the combine).
For starters, Conley seems to have great sideline awareness. He is able to make contested catches along the sideline and manages to get two feet in bounds. Conley is also quick to assess where the ball is in the air almost instantaneously, and is fantastic at adjusting quickly.
Even though Conley played in the SEC during his time with Georgia, the school is very run-centered, and Conley wasn’t able to put up the numbers me might have in a better situation. He also needs to work on route running, but this is something most rookies need to do anyways.
Chris Conley didn’t have much production at Georgia due to the system, but his combine results show a player with an intriguing mix of size and athleticism. He should be drafted in either Round 4 or 5.
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