INDIANAPOLIS -- Texas receiver Jordan Shipley is often compared to New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker.
Is it because they are both white? What else can it be since they are two different styles of receiver? Welker is more quick than fast. Shipley plays fast, even if he said he hasn't been timed in the 40 since high school.
Shipley is a speed receiver. He was a down-the-field threat at Texas who also excelled returning punts and kickoffs. When he got into the open field, he was gone.
Yet the perception is that he is another Welker. That isn't fair.
I asked Shipley if that was stereotyping.
"I'm not going to comment on that," Shipley said. "Sometimes I don't think that's a bad person to be compared to. I love watching him play. I played a lot more outside. He's a pure slot guy. I don't worry about what people say about me. I know I'm fast enough to get open."
Is he fast enough to dispel that notion that he's another Wes Welker?
Only his 40 time will tell.