Golden Tate vs. Jordan Shipley: Why Texas Has the Better Receiver

Posted by Carl Vandervoort on November-19-2009 Add Comments

Being a wide receiver is an art. When scouting a wideout, the fundamentals are a must—speed, quickness, route running, body control, and hands.

Guys like Notre Dame's Golden Tate and Texas' Jordan Shipley are arguably the two most productive wide receivers in college football. However, they emulate entirely different skill sets and thrive in entirely different offenses.

When you break down Jordan Shipley as a wideout, you have to start with his speed. He has top-level speed as a deep threat on the outside, which caused many to believe that he would thrive this season, replacing Quan Cosby as the outside threat.

What differentiates him from the other guys is his lateral quickness. Shipley is among the elite top five...

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