Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders on 2024 NFL Draft class: ‘I don’t see a quarterback that’s better than me’


Shedeur Sanders could have determined to remain at Colorado one other 12 months, however he has the utmost confidence in himself enjoying on the subsequent degree. 

Sanders joined his father, Deion, on the University of Colorado final season, and the Buffaloes shortly turned the most popular story in sports activities.

Colorado began the season unranked however pulled off a large upset towards TCU, placing itself on the nationwide map. 

The Buffaloes received their first three video games, however that streak was short-lived. They misplaced seven of their last eight video games.

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Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders in motion towards Arizona at Folsom Subject in Boulder, Colo., Nov. 11, 2023. (Jamie Schwaberow/Sports activities Illustrated through Getty Photographs)

Regardless of the tough ending, Shedeur confirmed his expertise is authentic and put himself within the dialog for the NFL Draft’s first spherical, and perhaps even the highest 5.

Sanders says he would go fairly early on this 12 months’s draft.

“I’m biased, however I don’t see a quarterback that’s higher than me,” Sanders instructed Sports activities Illustrated Friday. “I don’t see a quarterback that went by as a lot adversity as me, that had 4 [offensive coordinators] in 4 years.

Shedeur Sanders runs onto the field

Shedeur Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes runs onto the sphere earlier than a sport towards the Oregon State Beavers at Folsom Subject Nov. 4, 2023, in Boulder, Colo. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Photographs)

That is some excessive self-praise contemplating Caleb Williams has been the odds-on No. 1 decide for an extended whereas now. Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, Michael Penix Jr., Bo Nix and J.J. McCarthy may be top-10 picks.

Sanders mentioned the adversity he is been by in school places him above all of them.

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“Coming from an HBCU, coming to a Energy 5 [school], having actual strain on me. Lots of people don’t perceive that’s much more adversity than you suppose simply even being the son of Deion Sanders,” he mentioned.

“You place any of these guys in [my] scenario, they’re not doing that. I respect their sport, 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 a whole lot of laborious work and willpower and all the things. However essentially the most strain and the most secure wager is me.”

Deion and Shedeur Sanders

Deion Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes, left, has a phrase with Shedeur Sanders (2) earlier than his first offensive drive within the first half of a sport towards the Oregon State Beavers at Folsom Subject Nov. 4, 2023, in Boulder, Colo. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Photographs)

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Sanders threw for 3,230 yards and 27 touchdowns with simply three interceptions in 2023.

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