Interview: NFL draftee Chris Conley on his Star Wars fan film and professional football prospects

In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups. While the public sees the end product on TVs, movie screens, paper, or radio dials, they don’t see what it took to get there. In Expert Witness, The A.V. Club talks to industry insiders about the actual business of entertainment in hopes of shedding some light on how the pop-culture sausage gets made.

Chris Conley is a wide receiver out of the University Of Georgia who has been quickly rising up NFL draft boards since finishing his college playing career in December. Over four seasons, Conley had 117 catches for 1,938 yards and 20 touchdowns—modest numbers for an NFL prospect—but he caught fire when teams started measuring athletic performance at the Scouting Combine in February.

There, Conley was the third-fastest wide receiver, had the longest …

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