I borrowed these comments from "Behind the Steel Curtain"
Shipley was invited to the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine where he bench pressed 33 reps of 225 lbs. (fifth among offensive linemen at the combine) and measured a 31-inch vertical jump (eighth among offensive linemen at the combine). He ran 7.46 in the 3 cone drill and 4.40 in the 20 yard shuttle (second and fifth, respectively, among offensive linemen at the combine). Shipley turned heads when he scored a 40 on the Wonderlic Test—double the average score for NFL draft prospects.
His footwork and technique are very good, his size is decent for a center.
Shipley apparently is a victim of the numbers game only. The Steelers hope to get him on the practice squad this year to keep him viable in case Hartwig goes down or contract negotiations with Hartwig go south next year.
I think this is a guy we can use and he will do a fine job.