NFL Draft 2015: Kansas City Chiefs select Chris Conley in third round


With the 76th-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Chris Conley, a wide receiver from the University of Georgia. Conley is one of the fastest players in the draft, running a 4.35 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this February.

General manager John Dorsey has taken care of both sides of the ball thus far in the NFL Draft. Dorsey selected cornerback Marcus Peters out of the University of Washington in the first round at 18th-overall before taking Missouri Tigers center Mitch Morse in the second round at 49th-overall. Conley gives the Chiefs another receiver to throw into the mix with Jeremy Maclin, Albert Wilson, De’Anthony Thomas and Jason Avant on the roster.

Conley will likely compete for the No. 2 receiver position opposite of Maclin. At 6’2 and 213 pounds, Conley certainly has the size to go against any corner. At Georgia, Conley started 11 games as a senior in 2014, catching 36 passes for 657 yards and eight touchdowns. Conley was also a starter for the Bulldogs as a junior in 2013, snaring 45 passes for 651 yards and four touchdowns.

This is a snippet of what Dane Brugler of CBS Sports reported as Conley’s strengths coming into the draft:

"Lightning quickness with effortless acceleration, hitting top speed in a blink. Easy release off the line of scrimmage with sudden feet to beat jam and get vertical. At his best with one-cut routes (slants, outs, digs, etc.), using his strong plant foot to explode downfield.Has a fifth gear to shift into overdrive and zoom past defenders. Zone buster who continues to work and get open, sitting down in open zones. Tracks very well, making natural adjustments and the occasional acrobatic grab. Good leaping ability to elevate and attack with long arms (33 3/4 inches)."

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