Texas' McCoy, Shipley picked back-to-back
April, 23, 2010
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com
The best friends were drafted back-to-back.
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 85th overall pick, one spot after the Cincinnati Bengals drafted receiver Jordan Shipley, McCoy's favorite target and hunting buddy.
McCoy waited about 50 picks longer than anticipated, but he landed in a good spot. He'll get to work under quarterback guru Mike Holmgren for a team that has major questions at quarterback.
"You won't regret it," McCoy recalled telling Holmgren when he called. "We're going to win a lot of games."
In somewhat of a strange twist, Texas coach Mack Brown announced the Browns' pick in New York.
SMU's Emmanuel Sanders, a slot receiver with better speed than Shipley, went to Pittsburgh a couple of picks before Shipley.