clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NFL Draft 2015: Buccaneers work out Chris Conley, Hutson Mason

New, comments
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actually scouting players beyond Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, believe it or not. They even brought in two Georgia players for a workout.

This doesn't mean all that much, except that the Bucs have some level of interest in these two players. Mason started exactly one year for the Georgia Bulldogs and is a late-round prospect at best, and more likely to be an undrafted free agent. He does have good size and a strong enough arm, and did put up some decent statistics in his final season, though.

Conley's likely the player the Bucs were really interested in. He didn't exactly put up deafening stats either, notching just over 650 receiving yards in each of his final two seasons, but his athletic measurements are off the charts. He put up a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at the scouting combine, managed a mind-blowing 45-inch vertical jump and 139 inches on the broad jump. That's the kind of raw athletic talent that teams can fall in love with -- the question is just whether that translates to the NFL.

If Conley falls, the Bucs could certainly snap him up -- big, strong and explosive certainly fits their prototype at the position. And with a receiving class filled with talent, there's a decent chance he'll be available a little later than usual.