NFL Draft: Mid-To-Late Round Receiving Options

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Oct 18, 2014; Little Rock, AR, USA; Georgia Bulldogs flanker Chris Conley (31) catches a pass for a touchdown defended by Arkansas Razorbacks cornerback Jared Collins (29) at War Memorial Stadium. Georgia defeated Arkansas 45-32. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Conley, Georgia

I watched several Georgia games and receiver Chris Conley never stood out to me all that often. Then the 6’3, 205 pounder went to Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine and introduced himself to the world.

Posting a lighting quick 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash was the highlight, but he also had a 45 inch vertical leap and a 139 inch broad jump.

While all that is impressive, I have never understood the relevance of a broad jump, or the weight put on the 40-yard dash. What I like about Conley is the fact he averaged 18.3 yards per catch his senior season.

Houston head coach Bill O’Brien has also taken notice, as he attended the Georgia Pro Day and took the time to meet with Conley. The wide out seemed to be a late round pick, but may be flying up the boards after showing off his athleticism. He does still need some polishing, but may prove to be a solid player at the NFL level.

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