The fanfare surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs 3rd round pick has been almost nonexistant…
Even though the Chiefs traded up to get Chris Conley, who was more than impressive at the NFL combine with a 4.35 40 yard dash, the 3rd fastest of all wide outs. Add to that a vertical leap that beat everyone and a broad jump of 11 feet 7 inches, again the best of the bunch.
He’s 6 feet 2, weighs 213 pounds and was a leading receiver at Georgia with 20 touchdowns and just shy of 2,000 yards receiving.
That’s all very nice, but whats the big deal you ask?
Well, for starters I happened to catch Conley’s interview on Metro Sports Chiefs Uncut show this weekend. And my lord, he spoke like a seasoned college professor. He broke down his new job, the things he needs to do as a top wide receiver in the NFL and how he will approach the game. I got more useful information from this man in five minutes than most NFL coaches and players can give in 20 interviews.
The guy is nearly genius in his speaking and thinking.
I’ve never heard a smoother, more intelligent athlete speak. Wow.
I get the feeling this guy will be a star in this league on a team that hasn’t had a wide receiver that mattered since Otis Taylor 50 years ago. If he can play anywhere near as well as how he presents himself…LOOK OUT.
With Conley on one side and Jeremy Maclin on the other, they could be a dynamic duo. That is if Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith can get them the ball deep.
Conley – if he does well – will surely become THE team spokesperson.
And thank God.
This guy is the ideal example of a pro athlete we can respect and admire just by his presence, look and speaking ability. The guy even did a student film on Star Wars that got 500,000 hits on social media. He’s the real deal.
If more NFL players had this guy’s smarts and ability to communicate, there’d be far less issues with behavior and respect from fans.
I know what I’m telling you isn’t particularly sexy but it’s real.
Go out of your way to follow Chris Conley as a person and player and you’ll see what I mean. He might just be the perfect storm for this team.