Colorado football QB-turned-analyst says Bo Nix fits Broncos' mold 'perfectly'

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Colorado football QB-turned-analyst Joel Klatt assessed Bo Nix's potential fit with the Denver Broncos -- who are potentially looking for a new QB given Russell Wilson's uncertain future with the franchise -- as "perfect."

"We know there are going to be quarterbacks taken up high," Klatt said (h/t FOX Sports). "The Broncos could try and trade up if Sean Payton falls in love with one of the top quarterbacks. But they don’t have a lot of ammunition to do so because they don’t have a second-round pick.

"It might be a little high to select Nix, but he fits that mold perfectly. He’s an experienced, smart, point guard-style and accurate passer. Maybe the Broncos can move back to pick Nix, but they have to select him in the first round because they don’t have a second-round pick."

Klatt is confident in Nix's ability to woo teams in face-to-face meetings with front office personnel around the NFL.

“He’s gonna knock it out of the park when he meets with teams face-to-face,” Klatt said last month (h/t Denver Sports). “He, I think in a lot of ways, reminds me of Drew Brees — although not as prolific of a passer and more athletic as a runner.”

Shedeur Sanders would've thrived with Colorado football if he had OL Bo Nix did at Oregon: Analyst

BuffZone's Brian Howell believes Shedeur Sanders would've thrived if he had in Boulder what Nix had at Oregon.

“Looking at Bo Nix’s stats and this jumped out at me: Nix was sacked 10 times in his 2 seasons combined at Oregon,” Howell prefaced before saying, “Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders was sacked 11 times in November (in only 2 1/2 games). Shedeur’s stats would be insane if he had the protection Nix got at Oregon.”

With Nix potentially playing his way into the first round in 2024, you have to think Shedeur Sanders would've been right around his projection, behind the Tier 1 QBs like Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, and even JJ McCarthy.

For the 2025 NFL draft, though, Shedeur figures to be in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick. And if you believe Coach Prime, Travis Hunter will be too.