With the 84th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Texas standout Jordan Shipley to help improve the passing game. After finishing 26th last season, the team knew the passing game was an area to focus on in the draft and with Shipley, they may contain one of the top sleepers for the 2010 season.
It may only be June, but the reviews on Shipley and how he's looked during offseason workouts have been nothing but phenomenal. He's already impressing at a level that have many believing the former Longhorn could be a key factor to the success of the Bengals' passing game during his rookie season.
Not only should Cincinnati fans be excited about the arrival of Shipley, but his quarterback Carson Palmer should be too. Palmer has a handful of new weapons in Chad Ochocinco, Antonio Bryant, and Jermaine Gresham to help re-establish last year's horrendous passing game.
However, despite the talent each of the players listed above brings, Palmer may have found himself a new favorite target with what Shipley brings to the table. Here are five reasons why Shipley will be Palmer's favorite target during his rookie season.