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.
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player. 450. . Tyler Johnson. Tyler Johnson. Tyler Johnson. Eligibility: 2 years. . Senior. LG

Colorado’s offensive line issues were well-documented last season. Shedeur Sanders was the second most pressured quarterback in the country at 194, only behind Hawaii’s Brayden Schrager. Sanders was also sacked the second most time because of his 25.3% pressure-to-sack ratio which is 25th worst in the country. 

The left tackle spot was the biggest need on the line after Gerad Christian-Lichtenhan allowed 42 pressures last season, but that was addressed with the addition of five-star recruit Jordan Seaton. So, Coach Prime looked to upgrade the interior of his line in the transfer portal. 

Johnson only allowed 10 pressures while playing 661 snaps at left guard for Houston last year. He may have the best pass-blocking offensive guard on the market this offseason, but if not, Colorado also got the one who is.