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Will Shipley

Will Shipley

RB - Philadelphia Eagles

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 209 lbsAge: 21College: Clemson

2024 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 9th
Draft Rank (ECR) #268
Best / Worst #188 / #324
ADP #241

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Will Shipley was a three-year player at Clemson, producing from the get-go as a freshman with a 23% dominator rating.

He continued to ascend into his sophomore season with over 1,100 rushing yards and 15 TDs and an even more impressive 26% dominator rating.

He took a major step backward this past season, splitting work with Phil Mafah and losing the starting job outright. The 5-foot-11 and 205-pound Tiger finished his college career on a sour note with an 18% dominator rating.

My biggest concern with Shipley is his poor average yards per play (2.14), which ranks third-worst in the class. His so-so and mediocre career dominator ratings don't do much to mitigate it. He has shown proficiency in pass-catching with 84 career receptions but he seems more of a product of whatever offensive environment he is a part of. He's in a good offense with the Philadelphia Eagles, and he would likely be productive if there's an injury to Saquon Barkley.

Shipley's film reminds me of Cody Schrader at times. They are stylistically different players, but both maximize their touches. Shipley's quick processing, lateral agility, and vision allow him to create both as a rusher and receiver. These elements will endear him to NFL coaching staff. Shipley is a decisive runner who makes the most of his physical gifts. He can set up defenders in the second level with a fantastic feel for pressing the line and cutting back in a blink. Shipley's raw physical traits limit his ability to churn out yards. He has average burst, below-average leg drive, and ok but not exceptional long speed. Runs that would be dingers by other running backs with electric wheels are decent chunk plays for Shipley. He likely won't be the short-yardage option for an NFL team, as he gets blown back on some interior runs and isn't a pile pusher. He is a swing pass merchant. Shipley caught his share of check-downs and swing passes in college, but he didn't exhibit upper-level route running or creative usage in the passing game. His short area skills do offer hope that he can access another level in the passing game if his usage in an aerial attack is expanded at the next level. Dynasty Outlook: Shipley's fourth-round NFL Draft capital was interesting, but the wind immediately knocked out of his sails, and once you see his landing spot, it was the Philadelphia Eagles. Barkley has a brand new three-year deal with Philly that should bury Shipley if Barkley can stay healthy. Shipley is worth a late third-round/early fourth-round dynasty rookie draft selection, especially if you have Barkley on your roster.