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Deion Sanders on Shedeur Sanders potentially entering the 2024 draft: He don't want to be two to nobody

Wade-Peeryby:Wade Peery09/20/23
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Colorado star quarterback Shedeur Sanders has looked nothing short of incredible in his first few games of the 2023 season, carving up secondaries with ease in guiding the Buffaloes to a 3-0 start. He’s already earned himself first-round buzz in the draft from ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Sanders is expected to be one of the top quarterbacks selected, whenever he does decide to leave Boulder.

On Wednesday evening, when Buffaloes’ head coach Deion Sanders spoke with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, he heavily implied that his son will not be entering the 2024 NFL Draft, simply because he doesn’t want to be picked behind Caleb Williams, among other factors.

Check out the interview below.

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“You’ve gotta understand now, you know that we’re never caught off-guard by anything,” Deion Sanders said in the interview. “Daddy’s been around the block a couple of times, so we’ve discussed every possible scenario that can be had with all three of my sons. So, we’ve talked about everything. There’s no surprises under the sun for us.”

Deion Sanders pointed out that in the current landscape of college football, with all the NIL opportunities, his son can earn a significant amount of money. His son, Shedeur, also wants to the top pick selected, rather than taking a backseat to the projected No. 1 overall pick, Caleb Williams.

“It’s about a whole lot of other things, teams, position, round projection, all of that plays a role. Because now with NIL and who they are, shoot, you can make just as much money here (college) as you can there (NFL) unless you’re one of the first five picks,” Sanders said.

Shedeur Sanders currently has an NIL valuation of $5.1 million, according to the On3 NIL Valuation Rankings. He’s currently ranked as the No. 2 overall athlete in the On3 NIL 100, right below Bronny James.

Deion Sanders continued, “But Shedeur don’t want to be two to nobody. He don’t get down like that. So, you know people projecting him behind Caleb Williams. But Shedeur ain’t no backseat rider. He drives his Maybach. He doesn’t have a driver in it; he drives it.”

Even behind his extremely weak offensive line, Shedeur Sanders has put up spectacular numbers. Through the Buffaloes first three games, he’s completed 78.7 percent of his passes for 1,251 yards, while tossing in 10 touchdown passes and one interception. He’s also tacked on a rushing touchdown. His season has been so impressive, he’s worked his way into the Top 3 of the Heisman Hot Board Rankings, for many of the experts at On3.

Just how impressive has his season been statistically? According to ESPN Stats & Info, he’s completed 35 passes when pressured, the highest number in all of college football. Shedeur Sanders is also the only player in the last 10 years to complete at least 10 passes when pressured in three straight games.

He’ll get his first real test of the 2023 campaign this weekend against the Oregon Ducks, where undoubtedly much of the nation and plenty of NFL scouts will be watching. Unfortunately for Sanders, he will be without his top target, Travis Hunter, who is sidelined for the next few weeks with a lacerated liver. Following Oregon, Colorado will go up against the USC Trojans, yet another game where the Buffaloes will be heavy underdogs.

The Oregon Ducks are three touchdown favorites this weekend against the Buffaloes. Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM EST. The game will be nationally televised on ABC.