Shedeur Sanders had a strong debut season beneath heart for the Colorado Buffaloes. Apparently, Sanders’ 2023 efficiency has given him much more confidence in how he stacks up towards his quarterback counterparts.
“I’m biased, however I don’t see a quarterback that’s higher than me,” Sanders stated when requested Friday by Sports activities Illustrated the place he’d be chosen if he have been within the 2024 NFL Draft. “I don’t see a quarterback that went by way of as a lot adversity as me, that had 4 [offensive coordinators] in 4 years.
“Coming from an HBCU, coming to a Energy 5 [program], having actual strain on me. Lots of people don’t perceive, that’s much more adversity than you assume simply even being the son of Deion Sanders.”
In different phrases, Sanders is saying he is higher than the earlier two Heisman Trophy winners (USC‘s Caleb Williams and LSU‘s Jayden Daniels), UNC‘s Drake Maye, Washington‘s Michael Penix Jr., Oregon‘s Bo Nix and Michigan‘s J.J. McCarthy, who’re all within the 2024 draft.
Sanders stated he offers credit score to these gamers; he simply thinks he is higher.
“You place any of these guys in [my] state of affairs, they’re not doing that. I respect their recreation, I respect what they’re doing as a result of to have the ability to be a first-round draft decide, to have the ability to have success on the sphere, it takes loads of exhausting work and willpower and all the pieces. However probably the most strain and the most secure wager is me,” Sanders stated.
Throughout the 11 begins that he made this season, Sanders totaled 3,230 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, three interceptions and a 151.7 passer ranking, whereas finishing 69.3% of his passes. He additionally punched in 4 speeding touchdowns. Colorado started the 2023 season 3-0 earlier than dropping eight of its subsequent 9 video games, ending final within the Pac-12.
Sanders is coming into his senior season, as Colorado strikes from the Pac-12 to the Big 12 for 2024. He spent the primary two seasons of his collegiate profession at Jackson State (2021-22) earlier than following head coach Deion Sanders, his father, to Colorado for 2023.
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Regarding the doubtless occasion that Sanders declares for the draft after the 2024 college football season, he and Texas‘ Quinn Ewers are among the many early quarterback headliners for the 2025 NFL Draft.
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