The Longhorns' leader in receptions the past two seasons, Shipley, who is the younger brother of Jordan Shipley, has a similar skill-set as his brother, who was a third round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. The younger Shipley won't match his older brother's receiving marks at Texas, but that's largely due to the fact that Jordan played with Colt McCoy and Jaxson has had to catch passes from wildly inconsistent Case McCoy and David Ash.
Shipley doesn't have elite physical traits with only ordinary size, speed and strength, but he has some shake in his routes and knows how to hold defenders, displaying a strong competitive nature at the catch point. Shipley likely won't be drafted as high as his brother (84th overall), but like his brother, he knows how to operate out of the slot and be an effective and reliable underneath target.
08/10/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Jaxon Shipley, University of Texas, Sr.,...Shipley has 159 career receptions which ranks seventh in school history and 1,933 career receiving yards, No. 8 on the UT books. The three-time honorable mention All-Big 12 choice has caught a pass in 35 of his 36 career games, including a stretch of 33 straight games (from the first game of his career until 2013 Texas Tech game), a streak which ranks third in school history. The native of Brownwood, Texas, is making his second appearance on the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award (also 2013). - Texas football