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Jordan Shipley (WR)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    193 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Texas
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Cincinnati Bengals
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 20 (84)
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Pick Analysis: The Bengals continue to upgrade the talent in their aerial attack with the addition of Jordan Shipley. As a multi-faceted playmaker with exceptional hands and running skills, Shipley is an ideal slot receiver candidate. Additionally, he brings dynamic return skills to the mix, and could develop into a Wes Welker-like playmaker in the Bengals' offense.

Overview

Shipley has been a productive receiver at one of the top programs in the country for the past two years. He had some durability issues early in his career with hamstring pulls and a shoulder injury but has not missed any games in the last three years. He is explosive off the line and runs extremely crisp routes that allow him to separate from defenders with a good short burst. He is a natural when it comes to adjusting to off-target throws and will go over the middle to catch the ball in traffic. If he had better top end speed he would be pretty much the total package.


Strengths

Shipley has enough size for the next level. He’s an athletic player with really quick feet, which he uses to get open underneath and make plays after the catch. Possesses elite ball skills. Consistently catches the ball away from his body, will adjust to the bad pass, and is willing to go over the middle. Is a heady route runner and gets open against zone coverage. Extremely competitive.

Weaknesses

Shipley lacks premier top end speed, doesn’t have a ton of experience going deep and won’t really scare too many NFL DB’s as a vertical threat. Durability is potentially a concern. Suffered serious hamstring injury early in career and other minor ailments.

Grade

7.1

 

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