We don’t know if Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley is going to turn out to be a great NFL player, but we sure do know he’s a great jumper.
Conley’s vertical jump was 45 inches and his broad jump was 11 feet, 7 inches. Both are the best ever for any wide receiver at the Combine. (Conley’s broad jump was seven inches better than that of Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin, who was an Olympic long jumper.)
Conley had a good day on all the workouts. He also ran a 4.35-second 40-yard dash, which was tied for the third best among receivers, and he did 18 reps of the 225-pound bench press, good for fourth among receivers. He’s a great athlete.
“Chris Conley is putting on a show,” Mike Mayock said on NFL Network. “I don’t know much about him on tape because he’s off the radar a little bit, a lot of these teams should do their homework on this kid.”
Conley had 36 catches for a team-high 657 yards and eight touchdowns at Georgia last season despite playing through a shoulder injury. Heading into the Combine he was viewed as a good but not great prospect, but this performance will have teams taking a closer look.