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.
Showing out in Indy
Conley put together one of the most impressive performances at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last February.
Here are his rankings among the receivers in attendance:
Conley's Combine Performance
Here's what**NFL.com**had to say about Conley:
"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."
Part-time receiver, part-time movie producer
Even on his twitter description, Conley calls himself a filmmaker.
While at Georgia, Conley put together a Star Wars fan film that posted on July 4, 2014, and currently has more than 495,000 views.
Here's the description of the film.
"Retribution is a Star Wars fan film written and directed by Georgia football player Chris Conley. Infinite Productions and Spirit World Productions set out to create the epic film in November 2013."
You can watch the video here.
With the 76th overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select WR Chris Conley.
In good company
The only other Georgia player to be drafted by the Chiefs in the third round dating all the way back to 1967 is linebacker Justin Houston, which puts Conley in good company.
Conley is the eighth receiver to be drafted by the Chiefs in the third round and the first since 2001 (Snoop Minnis).
Conley joins linebacker Justin Houston, quarterback Aaron Murray and defensive back Sanders Commings as former Georgia Bulldogs currently on the Chiefs roster.