Georgia Bulldogs WR Chris Conley (31) runs with the ball as Florida Gators DB Quincy Wilson (12) attempted to defend. Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
CHRIS CONLEY – Georgia
Fourth Round, Pick no.113
I’ve not watched Chris Conley extensively, but I think he is in play to be picked by the Birds, so that’ why I have him going in the fourth in my Philadelphia Eagles 7-round mock draft.
The Eagles need a wide receiver after failing to re-sign Jeremy Maclin. I;m not putting my trust in Riley Cooper, Miles Austin and Josh Huff to be the primary receiver in this offense, at least not yet. Jordan Matthews had a very good rookie campaign and hopefully he avoids a “sophomore slump”, but he will see most of his snaps in the slot.
Chris Conley has prototypical size for a wide receiver, standing at 6′ 2″, with 33 3/4-inches long arms and almost 10-inches wide hands. He was impressive at broad jump and long jump in the NFL scouting combine and was also among the fastest in the 40-yard dash.
Let’s take a look at his spider chart from Mockdraftable.com:
As a receiver, Conley has good hands but can’t be called a sure-catcher. Despite his athleticism, he is not really agile and does not shake defenders like you would expected him to. His run blocking leaves a lot to be desires and needs to become bigger and stronger.
Despite all that, Conley is a fast wideout who can stretch any defense and he cannot be discounted as a big threat. His big-play ability is something Philadelphia lacked since DeSean Jackson was cut.
If he is there in the fourth, the Eagles should think about drafting him.
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