What Jordan Seaton brings Colorado football that may be more important than protecting Shedeur Sanders

Jordan Seaton brings an element to Colorado football that may be more important than protecting Shedeur Sanders.

Recruit Jordan Seaton visits Ohio Stadium during the Ohio State, Michigan game.

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Recruit Jordan Seaton visits Ohio Stadium during the Ohio State, Michigan game. Jordan Seaton / Lori Schmidt / Columbus Dispatch / USA
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Jordan Seaton's most important contribution to the Colorado football program in 2024 may not be protecting the most sacked quarterback in America, Shedeur Sanders, according to Denver Sports' Jake Shapiro -- instead, it will be helping establish the run, something CU was never able to do in 2023.

"Seaton picked Colorado over the likes of Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon and others," Shapiro prefaced before saying, "Most notably was Maryland, who made a late-run at the big body, even getting him on an official visit to College Park after announcing his commitment. Then on Signing Day there was smoke Seaton may flip. Nope, he’s a Buff.

"And Seaton is just one of the cogs in a completely rebuilt offensive line for Sanders. More importantly than Sanders safety and how many seconds he has in the pocket—Colorado’s last in the nation running game should have no issue getting push in 2024."

Jordan Seaton actively recruiting for Colorado football program

As Coach Prime relayed, Seaton is doing everything he can to not only boost the Buffs' offensive line with his own talents, but also actively recruiting for Colorado by phoning other recruits and gauging whether they are truly interested in CU or not.

“He challenges guys all day long,” Deion Sanders said of Seaton (h/t Sports Illustrated). “He would get on the phone and call another lineman [recruit], ‘Hey man, are you coming or not? Because we don’t have time for that. What you gonna do? ... Coach, uh-uh, he’s just trying to get a bag. We don’t want him. He ain’t thinking about the game. He ain’t thinking about how he fits in the scheme. He just wants a bag. We don’t want him.’

“That’s how he approaches things.”

On and off the field, Seaton is an asset for Colorado. Coach Prime got a good one.