Will Shipley
Will Shipley  RB  Clemson | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Will Shipley
Height
5-11
Weight
206
College
Clemson
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Weddington, NC
83.5/100
Player Rating
9
PositionRank (RB)
4.42
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
827
Rush AVG
5
Rush TDs
5
Receptions
31
Rec YDs
244

Will Shipley RB Clemson | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Will Shipley RB Clemson
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: DUAL-ROLE Back
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.42 seconds (89%*)
Age: 21.6 DOB: 08/29/2002
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (57%*) Weight: 206 (30%*)
Hands: 9 5/8 (71%*) Arm: 30 1/4 (33%*)
Forty: 4.42 (O) (89%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: DUAL-ROLE Back
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.42 seconds (89%*)
Age: 21.6 DOB: 08/29/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (57%*) Weight: 206 (30%*)
Hands: 9 5/8 (71%*) Arm: 30 1/4 (33%*)
Forty: 4.42 (O) (89%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 83.5 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
74%
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Rushing:
76%
Break Tackles:
64%
Receiving/Hands:
70%
Pass Blocking:
23%
Run Blocking:
46%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th
Overall Rank: #107 Position rank: #9
College Games: 35 College Snaps: 1487
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 88/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Zach Evans - Mississippi
63%
Zamir White - Georgia
60%
Evan Hull - Northwestern
60%
Draft Profile: Bio
Will Shipley from Weddington High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Shipley joined Clemson.

In 2021 as a freshman Shipley saw action in 10 games for the Tigers as he ran for 740 yards on 148 attempts for 5.0 yards per carry, with 11 TDs, with one fumble. As a receiver he made 16 receptions for 116 yards.

As a sophomore in 2022 he played 13 games. and rushed for an outstanding 1099 yards on 194 carries for an excellent 5.7 ypc, with 15 TDs, with 4 fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in 33 receptions for 216 yards.

In 2023 as a junior Shipley saw action in 11 games for the Tigers. He ran for 811 yards on 156 attempts for an excellent 5.2 ypc, with 5 TDs, with 3 fumbles. As a receiver he made 29 receptions for 222 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • His passing game skills are strong. He’s a natural hands catcher who turns upfield quickly in the screen game, and Shipley shows a great feel for setting up wheel routes.
  • Possesses quick feet and straight-line speed but doesn't have the elite burst to be a constant big-play threat. Improving patience as a runner, following pulling guards and makes good decisions on his cut.
  • His stop-start ability in traffic, exceptional balance, lateral agility and body control allow him to squeeze out chunks of yardage when it appears that nothing is there.
  • He’s at his best working in space, showing the quickness and vision of a return specialist. His stop-start ability allows him to create initial separation.
  • Shipley shows good vision and good explosion upfield once he plants his foot. Shipley has lateral movement skills and enough speed to threaten big plays. He’s excellent in the passing game, capable of flexing out as a receiver and creating mismatches against linebackers, and he’s a solid back in the screen game.
  • An instinctive runner, he has a knack for setting up defenders and making people miss in space. He’s at his best in space and on the perimeter, where he shows the balance and acceleration, plus pure speed, to make a move and then take off.
  • Once he plants his foot, he’s explosive moving upfield, and his 0-to-60 acceleration is enough to catch defenses off-guard.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Shipley isn’t going to overwhelm opposing defensive backs with speed and athleticism.
  • He does most of his work on the perimeter — and ran a lot of fly sweeps
  • Shipley has a slight build, especially for a running back, and Shipley isn’t going to grind out yardage between the tackles, as he lacks power and runs with a fairly high pad level.

Will Shipley percentiles vs other Running Backs (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Will Shipley (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
80.9
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
7.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.