4. Shedeur Sanders, Colorado
Colorado's Shedeur Sanders might not declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, but his name could be called in the first round if he does.
Sanders switched to Colorado this season, a move that is paying off. He has made an outstanding start to the year, completing 72.3 percent of his passes to put up 2,420 yards, 21 touchdowns, and three interceptions in seven games.
He has displayed incredible accuracy and played his best football at crucial moments in games.
"Sanders is unflappable. He throws a great ball, showcasing pinpoint accuracy on intermediate routes and a heater when he needs it across the middle of the field," writes ESPN's Mel Kiper, who has Sanders fifth in his latest 2024 NFL Draft big board.
If Sanders continues to play at such a high level, there's no doubt he will secure a spot as an early first-round pick. However, Kiper notes that returning to college next season could help Sanders become the No. 1 overall pick in 2025.
Sanders may benefit from staying in college for another year, and that remains a high possibility. But if he does enter the 2024 NFL Draft, he could fall to the Packers early in the first round.