An odd start: From 1960-61, the Kansas City Chiefs (then the Dallas Texans) drafted four Georgia Bulldogs. They wouldn't draft another one until 2011 and LB Justin Houston. Under Andy Reid and John Dorsey, the Chiefs have drafted a Georgia player in three straight drafts, including WR Chris Conley in the third round of this draft.
The Conley selection pleased one Bulldog currently on the roster: QB Aaron Murray.
Welcome to Kansas City Mr. Conley!— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) May 2, 2015
"Yeah, I talked to Aaron multiple times," Conley told the KC media after getting drafted on Friday night. "He loves it up there. It's funny because he's told me multiple times, ‘Hey man, I wish they would take you. I wish they would get you in here.' He texted me as soon as they made the pick and was telling me congratulations and hey, get ready to come and grind with me again. So I'm looking forward to being reunited with an old teammate."
The Chiefs traded up four spots in this draft to select Conley so he says there is more of a "sense of urgency" to get to work in KC.
"If a team is going to move up and they're going to draft you in that position, they're going to need you to be ready to make some plays," Conley said. "They're going to need you to be willing and able to do anything and everything to help this team win. I believe that's my mindset going into this camp, going into these minicamps. I'm just ready to do whatever I'm asked to do, do it to the best of my ability and learn and get better."
The first six questions in Conley's media sessions were about Star Wars because that's what he's known for. But the Chiefs need him to be known for catching passes in Andy Reid's offense. Receivers are asked to do a lot in Reid's offense but Conley certainly comes off as a bright person in his brief media interview.
"You have to be a crisp route runner, you have to become someone who is efficient and not only just runs fast and catches the ball well, but you have to be efficient in the way that you run routes, and I'm so looking forward to working with [receivers] Coach [David] Culley and just learning the nuances and be able to learn under a veteran just like Jeremy Maclin and those guys there," Conley said. "They know; they have seen a lot of football and they have seen raw guys come in and work on those things and I just can't wait to work under that staff, under those players and learn as much as I can."
Come in and saddle up right next to Jeremy Maclin and just do what he does. That sounds like a good plan for the Chiefs new WR.