Dean's List 2013 Surprise Players #4

Dean Legge counts down his top five Georgia players who will surprise during the 2013 season.

4. Chris Conley

In many ways Chris Conley has been an afterthought during his two years at Georgia. Even after his breakout performance in the 2013 Capital One Bowl people were still talking about other players who were coming in (Jonathon Rump) or those who would soon come back from injury (Michael Bennett).

Some of that speaks to the depth at wide receiver in Athens. But some of it is not giving Conley his due. He made the final catch of the regular season – one he wishes Malcolm Mitchell had snagged instead… or maybe one he had just dropped. He followed that disappointment and scrutiny up with a two-catch, two-touchdown, 136-yard performance against Nebraska – closing the game out with his 87-yard touchdown.

Conley only started three games last year, and he might not start more than that this season, either. But he's steady, and we found out in the Nebraska game last year just how explosive he really can be. Conley will get more passes thrown his way this season – expect him to make the most of them.

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