Prospect Interviews

Tanner Conner – WR – Idaho State – 6 3 – 230 lbs. – 4.4 40


37 Games – 137 Receptions – 2,383 Yards – 15 TD’s

3rd Round Talent & Will Make An NFL Roster


What High School did you attend?

Kentridge High School

Growing up did you have a favorite NFL team and NFL player?

I grew up and still am a Seahawks fan. Because of this I got to watch a lot of Doug Baldwin who became my favorite receiver to watch. 

After graduating high school, how highly rated were you coming out?

No Rating haha

We know you chose Idaho State, but were there any other colleges you were thinking about before making the decision?

Coming out of high school I had a few offers for track and field to schools like University of Washington, Washington state University and a few big sky schools as well. The Pac – 12 schools were very enticing but I knew that my passion was football so I chose the only school that allowed me to do both track and football. 

How was your chemistry with your team in college?

I had good chemistry with my teammates all throughout my career. In my early years I had a lot of guys that I looked up to and towards the end of my career a lot of guys that looked up to me. I made a lot of life long friends whom I am truly grateful for. 

Greatest moment to date on the field?

Helping my team to our only victory during the 2021 fall season against UC Davis.

Is there a current, or former NFL player that you pattern your game after?

Bigger receivers like DK, Chase Claypool, AJ Brown and Julio Jones. 

What position and/or scheme do you believe you fit best in, at the next level?

WR or a flex TE. Any offense that needs a receiver who can block and run down the field I would fit great in. 

What is your biggest strength in your opinion?

Yards after contact. My entire career I have made plays running through defenders for extra yards. 

If there is one thing that you think you need to change, or improve on, to succeed at the next level, what is it?

Smoothness in my route running. 

If you could be any super hero, which one and why?

Superman because my teammates have always referred to me as Clark Kent. 

What would you say is your biggest achievement so far in life?

Earning my Bachelors degree in criminology, minor degree in psychology and Masters degree in athletic administration. 

We feel that you have 3rd round talent, do you have any vibes about where you might be drafted?

Although I truly believe a lot will change after my pro day, I would predict I go somewhere in the later rounds as of right now.

What’s the first thing you’ll buy for someone else after you sign?

I want to give back to my dad for everything he has done for me up until this point. Not sure what that will be but we’ll figure that out. 

Anything you would like to add, to your fans or future team?

I’m super grateful and blessed to even have the opportunity to play at the next level and am excited to get my chance in the coming months!