Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IISeptember 23, 2023
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only NFL team on hand scouting the Colorado at Oregon game on Saturday, per Matt Prehm of 247Sports.
It’s a surprising note considering that both quarterbacks—the Buffaloes’ Shedeur Sanders and the Ducks’ Bo Nix—are enjoying standout seasons.
Sanders has completed 78.7 percent of his passes for 1,251 yards and 10 touchdowns (one interception) in three games. Nix has completed 77.6 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns (no picks) and 893 yards.
Per Pro Football Focus’ latest draft board, Sanders is the top Colorado 2024 NFL draft prospect at No. 44 overall. Nix leads the Ducks at No. 25.
There are other prospects to check out, too.
Edge-rusher Brandon Dorlus (No. 57), running back Bucky Irving (No. 76), wide receiver Troy Franklin (No. 87) and edge-rusher Jordan Burch (No. 124) are also on PFF’s list.
Ultimately, though, this is a huge game on a loaded college football slate, so it’s possible NFL teams decided to deploy their resources elsewhere.
Ohio State at Notre Dame, Rutgers at Michigan and Ole Miss at Alabama are just a few examples.
Jack Soble @jacksoble56Scouts from the Ravens, Panthers, Browns, Cowboys, Lions (x2), Texans (x2), Colts, Chargers (x2), Rams, Dolphins, Saints, Eagles, 49ers, Seahawks, Buccaneers and Titans are in attendance for Notre Dame vs. Ohio State.
Alejandro Zúñiga @ByAZunigaNFL scouts from the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos are at the Big House for…
Mike Rodak @mikerodakSix seats for NFL scouts in the Bryant-Denny Stadium press box today for Alabama-Ole Miss. Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane among those here.
Other big tilts on the docket include Ohio State at Notre Dame, UCLA at Utah and Oregon State at Washington State.
As for the Colorado-Oregon game, it’s an intriguing matchup featuring a pair of 3-0 teams. Colorado is a massive underdog but will try to shock the world again when it plays Oregon at Autzen Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.