Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Shipley

More shuffling at WR for Buccaneers

September, 21, 2012
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The revolving door at wide receiver continues for the Buccaneers.

The team just announced it has placed receiver Sammie Stroughter on injured reserve and signed receiver Chris Owusu.

That comes in a week in which the team signed receivers Tiquan Underwood and Jordan Shipley and released Preston Parker. Stroughter was used as a backup receiver and punt returner in the first two games, but suffered a foot injury.

Owusu comes from San Diego’s practice squad after spending the preseason with San Francisco. Owusu was an undrafted free agent out of Stanford this year.

The Bucs are set with Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson as their starters and are hoping Arrelious Benn can stay healthy and be the third receiver, but the Bucs need some of the new guys to step up and provide depth.

Scouts Inc. mock, with Dallas tweaks

April, 22, 2010
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Here are the players Scouts Inc. projects to go to the Cowboys in its seven-round mock draft ... and the players I think the Cowboys would pick at each spot given the guys on the board.

First round (27th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Boise State CB Kyle Wilson

There would be a lot of high fives at Valley Ranch if Wilson is there for the taking at No. 27. If he isn't there -- and the Cowboys don't move out of this spot -- Rutgers CB Devin McCourty is a solid bet.

Second round (59th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Maryland OT Bruce Campbell

Campbell is a top-10 athlete with late-round production. The Cowboys might be willing to gamble on his potential in the second round. But, if South Florida FS Nate Allen is there a few picks earlier, expect the Cowboys to try to move up to get him.

Third round (90th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Oregon S T.J. Ward

If they haven't drafted a safety and Georgia Tech's Morgan Burnett is still available, the Cowboys would pull the trigger quickly. He's a second-round possibility, but Scouts Inc. has him sliding into the early fourth.

Fourth round (125th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Texas WR Jordan Shipley

This is a good value pick. Shipley would improve the Cowboys' return units and challenge for playing time as a slot receiver.

Sixth round (196th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Illinois TE Mike Hoomanawanui

This only makes sense if the Cowboys trade Martellus Bennett. Let's go with Kentucky fullback John Conner, which would make recently arrested fullback Deon Anderson's job status even shakier.

Seventh round (234th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Eastern Kentucky OT Derek Hardman

Can't say I'm familiar with Hardman's work. If the draft goes down like this, guard/center and inside linebackers would be the two biggest needs the Cowboys failed to address.

Kiper on the Cowboys' draft

January, 26, 2010
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ESPN.com draft guru Mel Kiper has posted the needs and potential top-three-round picks for each NFC team (Insider).

The Cowboys' needs, in Kiper's view: LT, WR, FS, LB, CB.

I'd add center/guard to the list. Perhaps even put it at the top.

Kiper is sticking with Maryland OT Bruce Campbell as the Cowboys' first-rounder.

TCU LB Daryl Washington is among Kiper's candidates for the Cowboys' second-rounder. Washington, an Irving native, is an outstanding athlete but would need to add significant bulk to be an every-down 3-4 inside linebacker.

Texas WR Jordan Shipley is among Kiper's third-round candidates for the Cowboys. You'd think folks at Valley Ranch might want to stay away from Longhorn wideouts for a while, but Shipley could make an immediate contribution as a slot receiver and kickoff/punt returner.

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