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C, A.Q. Shipley, Penn St.

C, A.Q. Shipley, Penn St.

At A Glance
Position 1:  Center Height: 6-1
Position 2:   Guard Weight:  304
Class:  Senior Age:  
Projected Round:  5th  40time:  5.19
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  33 Vertical:  31
20yd Split:  2.93 Broad Jump:  8'4"
10yd Split:  1.72 20yd Shuttle:  4.40
3 Cone Drill:  7.46  

Pros:  Stout, tough and physical at the point, plays like the former nose guard he is. Strong anchor in pass protection, and does not get bull-rushed as he uses his wide base to maintain leverage.

Cons:  Lacks height, bulk and arm length. Projects to center only, probably in a zone-blocking system.

Styg's Broncos Fit:   a former nose guard, Shipley is tough, physical, aggressive, and likes to get dirty.  Understands his duties on the line, makes good calls and consistently gets off the line with adequate pop; he lacks a bit in the work-ethic category, and isn't a guaranteed "play to the whistle" type of player.  Doesn't have ideal measurements to play at a consistently high level at guard, so may project best as a backup center.

Around MHR:

From "Another attempt to Mock our Draft":

Shipley actually "slips" to us here on my board based on needs. His Wonderlic Score (40) makes me happy because he can process information quickly which is needed in a zone OR gap blocking system. Good depth on the Offensive Line with Guys like Polumbus and Lichtenstieger.

From "Jumping on the Bandwagon":

 A. Q. Shipley is another Penn Stater I like, and he has been a beast for his entire collegiate career. He started 39 games in a row, was first team All Big Ten, and has great size and bulk. He was team captain and has a reputation for being an intellectual which was proven true by the 40 he scored on his Wonderlic. So why is he rated so low? He has short arms. You know what? I don't care if he has little midget Tyrannosaurus Rex arms, the man is a pure football player and I would welcome him on my team. He and Lichtensteiger would be an excellent tandem to replace Weigmann and Hamilton when they move on

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Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • Full name is Allan Q. Shipley...Began his college career as a defensive tackle...Three-year starter for the Nittany Lions...Won the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center in 2008...1st Team All-Big Ten as a junior and senior...Was named a 2nd Team All-American as a senior...Overachiever who compensates for his lack of ideal physical tools with top-notch intangibles and by doing all the little things...The type of guy you hate to doubt...Don't be shocked if he ends up starting.  [see more...]
  • A tough, stocky center who plays with good leverage and technique inside. Snaps and steps very quickly and plays with a real nasty demeanor inside. Displays good footwork and body control and can consistently reach-block and seal run lanes inside. A flexible athlete who can pull and get outside, breaks down well and is a natural cut-blocker in space.  [see more...]
  • As a junior, Shipley was named to the All-Big Ten Conference first-team by the league's coaches and was a candidate for the Rimington Trophy. He registered 76 knockdowns that included nine touchdown-resulting blocks. He made ESPN's All-Bowl team, experiencing every lineman's dream, as he caught a deflected pass for a 4-yard gain vs. Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl. Behind his block-calling, he helped the team rank third in the Big Ten Conference in rushing (193.77 ypg), as the Nittany Lions also amassed 5,201 yards in total offense.

    In 2008, Penn State's offense was explosive, thanks to the stellar play of its senior-laden front wall. The Big Ten Conference's Offensive Lineman of the Year recorded 11 touchdown-resulting blocks to go with 78 knockdowns. The team finished as the league leader in pass efficiency (145.35 rating), total offense (448.92 ypg) and points scored (38.92 ppg).  [see more...]