Shedeur Sanders Poised for First-Round Selection in 2024 NFL Draft
Shedeur Sanders, the talented quarterback for the Colorado Buffaloes, is expected to be a first-round pick in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft. Despite his father’s desire for him to stay in school for another year, Sanders has made a name for himself as one of the standout players in college football.
The son of head coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, Shedeur has played a crucial role in putting the Buffaloes back on the map, even amidst a challenging season where Colorado has lost five of its last six games.
In his nine games this season, Sanders has completed an impressive 70.1% of his passes for 2,882 yards, averaging just under 321 yards per game. He has thrown 24 touchdowns and rushed for an additional three.
Sanders’ versatility on the field is one of his greatest strengths, as he models his game after multiple quarterbacks. In an interview with Complex, he explained, “I’m able to stay in the pocket and deliver the ball. I can play like [Tom] Brady, but I’m also able to extend plays, and if it’s not there, take it like [Michael] Vick.”
Comparing himself to some of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, Sanders aims to bring a unique skill set to the table. While Brady is known for his precision passing and pocket presence, Vick revolutionized the game with his exceptional athleticism and ability to make plays with his legs.
Tom Brady, widely regarded as the best quarterback ever, has won seven Super Bowls and five MVP awards. On the other hand, Michael Vick, a four-time Pro Bowler, made history as the first quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season.
Prior to his time at Colorado, Sanders played for Jackson State for two years before following in his father’s footsteps. The Buffaloes had a promising start to the season, winning their first game against TCU, a team that played in last year’s national championship.
This week, Colorado will face off against No. 21 Arizona, hoping to break their three-game losing streak. As Sanders continues to shine on the field, his draft stock continues to rise, making him a highly sought-after prospect for NFL teams.
It remains to be seen whether Sanders will heed his father’s advice and stay in school for another year or make the leap to the professional level. Regardless of his decision, Shedeur Sanders has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on college football and is poised to make waves in the NFL.