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NFL Analyst Compares Shedeur Sanders’ NFL Stock to Geno Smith

Nov 4, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) drops back for a pass against the Oregon State Beavers at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Chet Strange-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Analyst Daniel Jeremiah recently discussed the NFL outlook for Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders and compared him to a well-known name among Big 12 circles.

Jeremiah mentioned the similarities in Sanders’ game to that of current Seattle Seahawks signal-caller Geno Smith, a former member of the West Virginia Mountaineers.


“Like Smith during his time with the Mountaineers, Sanders plays in a wide-open college offense that showcases his polish as a passer,” Jeremiah said. “Both Smith and Sanders have beautiful throwing motions and deliver a firm/catchable ball. While each is capable of taking the free yards presented in the run game, neither is dynamic as a ball carrier.”

While the comparison to Geno Smith may seem like a bit of a shot at the former Mountaineer, Smith turned his NFL career around in Seattle and posted career bests in 2022 and 2023. Since coming to Seattle in 2021, Smith has recorded 8,608 passing yards alongside a touchdown to interception ratio of 55-21.

“Following a long, rocky start to this NFL career, Smith blossomed into a Pro Bowl quarterback. I see similar upside in Sanders. As my Move The Sticks Podcast partner, Bucky Brooks, would say, both of these signal-callers are more shooters than scorers. They are point guards who play really well within the confines of the play call; they aren’t unscripted, creative playmaker types. It’ll be important for Sanders’ NFL team to realize how to best utilize his skill set.”

While it’s tough to predict where Shedeur Sanders will call home at the NFL level, as recent mock drafts suggest, his name could come off the board early in 2025.

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