2015 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Round Three

The Chiefs pick 76th & 98th overall in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft


Round Three, Pick 12 (76 overall) - WR Chris Conley, Georgia (@Flight31)

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6'2" Height | 33 3/4" Arm Length | 213lbs Weight | 9 7/8" Hands


Overview

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.


With the 76th overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select WR Chris Conley.


Five Things to Know About WR Chris Conley

Chiefs traded up for Conley

The Kansas City Chiefs surrendered the No. 80 (3rd round) and No. 193 (6th round) overall picks to the Minnesota Vikings to move up and select Georgia Bulldog receiver Chris Conley with the No. 76 overall pick in the third round.

Conley finished the 2014 season with 36 receptions for 657 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 18.3 yards per catch, which ranked 26th in the nation.



"Size, speed (combination). He's got vertical speed and he can go deep. He really does have some nice feet in terms of running after the catch and making guys miss."

- General Manager, John Dorsey


Round Three, Pick 34 (98 overall, compensatory selection) - DB Steven Nelson, Oregon State

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5'10"Height |30 5/8"Arm Length |197lbsWeight |9 1/4"Hands


Overview

Highly competitive. Very physical and aggressive for the position. Focused and consistent when asked to jam at the line. Excels as downhill player. Displays closing burst and ball skills to consistently contest passes (24 passes defensed over last two seasons). Won't give an inch when big running backs are bearing down on him around the corner. Wraps up and finishes as tackler. Fights to disengage and attack bubble screens.


With the 98th overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select DB Steven Nelson.


Five Things to Know About DB Steven Nelson

"NFL draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Nelson is 'highly competitive.'

Here's what Lance Zierlein wrote on Nelson: *  *

'Very physical and aggressive for the position. Focused and consistent when asked to jam at the line. Excels as downhill player. Displays closing burst and ball skills to consistently contest passes (24 passes defensed over last two seasons). Won't give an inch when big running backs are bearing down on him around the corner. Wraps up and finishes as tackler. Fights to disengage and attack bubble screens.'"



"I like that every time he steps onto the football field, he's ready to play. He's ready to do anything that you ask him to do, whether it be special teams, he's up for the challenge, he takes pride in how fiercely he plays the game. He's just a really good competitor."

- General Manager, John Dorsey


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