Analyst doubts if Shedeur Sanders, Caleb Williams are No. 1 overall picks given potential kryptonite

Sep 30, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA;  Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) meets with
Sep 30, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) meets with / John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports

OutKick's Matt Reigle made an obvious but good point about Coach Prime's comments on Caleb Williams and his son Shedeur Sanders needing to be in a warm weather climate when they get to the NFL: Are they really worth the No. 1 overall pick if they can't handle the cold?

"...if your kryptonite as an athlete is chilly weather, should you be going first overall? Well, Coach Prime's concerns about the cold extend to his son, Shedeur, who will have eyes on him ahead of the 2025 NFL Draft," Reigle wrote.

Coach Prime echoed worries about Williams and his son while speaking to "The Mad Dog" Chris Russo in mid-March.

“Let me tell you something that I have a problem with,” Deion Sanders said (h/t Denver Sports). “And this kid can flat-out play, I think he’s the best one on the board this year for sure. A kid that’s coming from California for the last couple of years, right? And went to Oklahoma. That’s not terribly cold. Chicago’s cold, man. You gotta think about that kind of stuff when you’re taking a young man. Like see, when you take a guy from Ohio State and you bring him to Chicago, OK, I could understand that. But from California to Chicago? Not only that, they added what? One or two more games in the NFL. Seventeen games. Come on, man. You gotta factor in that stuff. That stuff matters.

“Like, I don’t want my kid [Shedeur] going nowhere cold next year. He grew up in Texas. He played in Jackson, played in Colorado. Season’s over before it gets cold in Colorado. I’m just thinking way ahead. I don’t want that for him.”

Coach Prime comments unnecessarily throw Shedeur Sanders under the bus

Coach Prime has no allegiance to Williams, so what he says about the former USC quarterback is largely inconsequential in the grand scheme. But why assign that caveat to his son, who has had brilliant performances in the state of Colorado in the month of November before?

Furthermore, if Shedeur needs to be away from the cold, why did Coach Prime leave Jackson, Mississippi and bring his family to the Rocky Mountains?

Playing in the NFL means you may have to play in Chicago, New England, New York, Denver, Kansas City, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, or Philadelphia in a conference championship game. Coach Prime essentially admitted his son may have trouble playing in any such game.