Prospect No. 1
Shedeur Sanders - QB (Colorado)
Two games into his Power-5 career, Shedeur Sanders has proven himself as one of the top passers in the nation. Sanders was a big-time recruit coming out of high school, so this should not be much of a shock, but he has really taken a huge step at Colorado.
Sanders could very well find himself in the top half of the first round and one of the premier quarterbacks in one of the deepest draft classes we have seen in recent years. However, with his NIL value skyrocketing and the success that Sanders has witnessed with his father at Colorado, there is no guarantee that he will leave for the NFL a year early.
If he does decide to make the jump, it will likely come with a guarantee that he will land near the top of the draft. The Vikings will certainly do their homework on quarterbacks, and the trio of Sanders, Justin Jefferson, and Jordan Addison would be one of the most exhilarating in all of football.
During his Week 2 performance against Nebraska, Sanders completed 31 of 42 passes for 393 yards and two scores while also adding a rushing touchdown en route to a 36-14 win in his home debut. The arm talent is there for Sanders without a question. He is one of the best pure pocket passers in the country right now, and he does it with ease.
If he continues to trend in that direction, Shedeur Sanders could find himself wearing Viking purple for the next decade, and that would be an incredible site to see.