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Kansas City Chiefs thought Cleveland Browns might be taking WR Chris Conley in third round

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There are a few leftover draft tidbits that I found interesting, including this one about the reason the Chiefs traded up in the third round for WR Chris Conley.

This report came out just two days before the NFL Draft:

The Chiefs were selecting 80th in the third round of the draft but moved up five spots -- one spot ahead of Cleveland -- in order to draft Georgia WR Chris Conley.

So why did the Chiefs trade up?

"There were a grouping of wide receivers that began to unfold," Chiefs GM John Dorsey told Soren Petro on 810 WHB last week. "I'm telling myself, if we don't get a receiver here, there's really not going to be the high quality receiver that we had deemed. I had heard word that Cleveland had lunch with Chris the week earlier. I knew they had liked him. I just thought it was worth the risk trading up a few spots to ensure we would be able to give these organization a very talented wide receiver."

The Browns selected one spot after KC and chose RB Duke Johnson. Browns GM Ray Farmer seemed to hint at that in his post-draft press conference:

So the media is good for something during the draft!

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