Star Colorado football transfer not anything close to top 2024 draft prospects at his position

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Bleacher Report's Mike Chiari believes that Colorado football quarterback Shedeur Sanders is not anything close to the 2024 NFL draft prospects (Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, J.J. McCarthy, Michael Penix Jr., and Bo Nix) at his position.

"Given that the Chicago Bears, Washington Commanders and New England Patriots own the first three picks in the 2024 draft and all arguably have a need at quarterback, Williams, Maye and Daniels could be the first three players off the board in April," Chiari prefaced before saying, "It is difficult to envision a similar scenario happening in 2025 given that none of the quarterbacks likely to enter the draft are currently viewed as anything close to Williams, Maye or Daniels."

Chiari claimed that neither Shedeur, nor Quinn Ewers and Carson Beck, are can't-miss prospects just yet, but didn't write off the possibility of them becoming that over the course of the 2024 season.

"None of Sanders, Beck or Ewers are viewed as can't-miss NFL prospects as of now, but the 2024 season could help give talent evaluators a different viewpoint heading into the 2025 draft," Chiari wrote.

Shedeur Sanders would've done better had he been with Colorado football and not Oregon

On the subject of comparing Shedeur to the 2024 draft class, BuffZone's Brian Howell once claimed that Sanders would've shown out more had he been in Nix's position under center for 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."

Shedeur has a year to prove he can play at Nix's level and prove takes like thi