May the Force be with him.

Here’s an enjoyable Rolling Stone interview with Chris Conley, which focuses, not surprisingly, given the source, as much on his directing career as his football one.

In any event, every time Conley opens his mouth, you can’t help but be impressed with his thoughtfulness.  That certainly covers his immediate future.

Conley’s projected spot in the draft is wide ranging, anywhere from the end of the second round to the fifth round, the way ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. sees it.

“You hear tons of things,” Conley said, “and I wouldn’t disagree with (Kiper) on that range. It is a big range, but at the same time you understand more about the process, more about the league. It’s not something we worry about that much. I guess it’s something that more fans worry about. You look at the league and how many fifth rounder go on to be Pro Bowlers, how many first rounders have been busts. It’s really not about that at a certain point.”

We root for the Conleys in college football because they’re such good people.  In Chris’ case, you have the feeling he’ll be a success inside the NFL or outside, because that’s how he’s built.



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8 responses to “May the Force be with him.

  1. truck

    If I had a son, I would want him to be like Chris Conley.


  2. Macallanlover

    Chris Conley would be a great example for any program in the nation, I am proud that it is UGA who will benefit from his career success, and he will be a success on, or off, the field. Good luck young man.


  3. Uglydawg

    Just mentioning “Chris Conley” makes me smile. He’s a DGD and he’s already happy and successful, but we all wish him much more of it!


  4. Cojones

    Good luck, yes. Except Chris Conley keeps making his own luck.


  5. hassan

    The guy is going to be around for a long time and do a lot of different things. Play in the NFL for a spell, make some movies, maybe write a book or two, and then probably become a long serving US senator. Any one of those would be a successful career….much less to do it all.


  6. lostdawg3

    DGD through and through. My selfish hope is that once his playing days are over he comes back to our university in some capacity. In any case I wish him the best in whatever he does.


  7. I Wanna Red Cup

    He was also a star at his first G DAy, so there is that.


  8. Debby Balcer

    I hope he plays as long as he wants to and know he will be successful afterwards.