5 biggest gets for Colorado in the transfer portal

Coach Prime went all-in on the transfer portal this offseason, but of the 23 incoming transfers, FanSided college football writer Josh Yourish expects these five to be the most important and have the biggest impact in 2024.

Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Will Sheppard (14)
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Chamon Metayer. . Chamon Metayer. . Junior. TE. player. 449. Eligibility: 2 years. Chamon Metayer

With top receiver, Xavier Weaver out of college eligibility, Coach Prime will need to add multiple targets for Sanders to throw to. The 6-foot-5 250-pound Cincinnati transfer caught 23 passes for 258 yards and five touchdowns in a very run-heavy Cincinnati offense. 

Metayer took about 200 snaps as a run blocker in 2023, but his best ability is as a pass-catcher, specifically over the middle of the field. He caught 23 of his 30 targets and was nine for 11 on targets between the numbers. That’s a perfect fit with Shedeur. 

In 2023, 27.4% of Sanders’ attempts came between the numbers and within nine yards of the line of scrimmage. He completed 86.6% of those passes for 925 yards, nine touchdowns, and no interceptions. His second most common area of the field to throw to was the intermediate middle, between the numbers and 10-19 yards downfield where he completed 75% of his passes, but would have been 40/50 if not for five drops. 

Metayer will quickly become Sanders’ favorite target and a security blanket for the Buffs’ second-year starting quarterback.