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Friday, April 23, 2010
Texas' McCoy, Shipley picked back-to-back
By Tim MacMahon
The best friends were drafted back-to-back.
was drafted by the
with the 85th overall pick, one spot after the
, 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.
, a slot receiver with better speed than Shipley, went to Pittsburgh a couple of picks before Shipley.