On Wednesday, Rich Sanders, a scout for the Atlanta Falcons, was spotted at the Colorado Buffaloes' practice and shared some interesting comments with head coach Deion Sanders about his sons, Shilo and Shedeur, who play for the team.
"We're not coming back unless we're bringing the Sanders boys to the A.... Both of them," Rich Sanders said. Coach Sanders added to it saying, "That's what I'm saying. Hey, how do y'all feel about that?"
Rich Sanders (Atlanta Falcons scout) at Colorado?s practice today:
?We gone get them Sanders boys. We ain?t coming back unless we bring those Sanders boys to the A, both of them.?
34 years ago, Deion Sanders started his NFL career as an Atlanta Falcon.
Next year, his two sons? pic.twitter.com/YlsQlmz9va
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Deion Sanders was drafted fifth overall in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Falcons, so seeing Shilo and Shedeur play there would be quite the 30+ year connection.
Shedeur, the quarterback for the Buffaloes, is completing 72.1 percent of his passes this season for 2,019 yards, 16 touchdowns, and two interceptions. He's been sacked 30 times this season, which leads the country.
As for his brother Shilo, he plays safety and has racked up 30 tackles and one interception this season while allowing 16 receptions on 19 targets for 153 yards. He hasn't allowed a touchdown yet this season, though.
Looking at the Falcons current depth chart, Shilo would be in the secondary along with new high-priced safety Jessie Bates III, while Sanders would compete with Desmond Ridder. Ridder has struggled this season, completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 1,073 yards (6.9 yards per attempt), four touchdowns, three interceptions, and ten turnover-worthy plays.
There doesn't seem to be any relation to Rich and Deion Sanders, but the Falcons scouting department appears to be at least interested in them and potentially some other players that the Buffaloes have rostered.
The question now is whether or not Shilo and Shedeur would declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, especially Shedeur in a loaded quarterback class with Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr., and others.
The Buffaloes take on the Stanford Cardinal at home at 10:00 pm ET on ESPN this Friday. Shedeur will have a chance to land his fifth win of the season in Week 7 of the college football season, which is just one win shy of what they need to be bowl-eligible.
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