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Potential Draft Picks: Texas, WR, Jordan Shipley

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The number one priority on my list of 2010 Cowboys’ draft needs is a gamebreaking return man who can also play the slot. Patrick Crayton did a solid job on returns this year, but the success Dallas had on punt returns was in spite of him, not because of him. Further, Crayton cannot return kickoffs, so a guy who can handle both return spots and do it with explosiveness would be a great luxury.

Texas’ Jordan Shipley could be the answer. Shipley racked up 116 catches for 1,485 yards and 13 scores this season, and averaged 13.0 yards on punt returns with two touchdowns. I am certainly higher on him than most draft experts, as I see him as a true difference-maker, even at the next level.

Texas' WR Jordan Shipley's versatility would make him an excellent 2nd or 3rd round selection.

Scouting Report

Shipley has excellent lateral quickness and moves, but still does a great job of running north and south. His balance and body control are tremendous, perhaps as good as they get. Shipley does not possess burning speed, but is by no means slow (he should run a mid to high 4.4). He could have trouble fighting for the ball or going up to get a jump ball, but if used correctly in the slot, these weaknesses should not get exposed regularly.


Shipley figures to go anywhere from the late-second to third round. He might be a slight reach when the Cowboys select at pick #59, but the upside and versatility Shipley would bring the ‘Boys would more than make up for it.


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11 Responses to Potential Draft Picks: Texas, WR, Jordan Shipley

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  6. that fool j shipley is cold if yall get him yall can fill t.o.’s spot instead of roy williams cause hes sorry shipley is a big play man

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  8. joe torres says:

    Shipley is definitely a big plus if you can get him. Has good hands, can run and move after catch, and is a good return man. I hope he is still around by the time Cowboys picks. Good luck.

  9. Hope so…I just would prefer they don’t use their second-rounder on him.

  10. john coleman says:

    I don’t know where the 4.4 is coming from. He won’t be faster in pads. 4.54 is the best I’ve seen. Far from explosive. If he was 6-3 or 6-4 that would be a decent time. The guys covering him in the NFL will be as fast or faster than that. That may not have been the case in college. IMO he is a 4th or 5th rounder.

  11. Again, we are higher on him than you–I do see high 4.4 speed on tape. His lack of size makes him a slot guy and thus not worth an early pick, but getting him in the 4th is a steal to me–if for nothing else than his return abilities. He is an automatic upgrade at both return spots, don’t you agree? That in itself is worth a 4th rounder for this team.

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