2025 NFL Draft chances: Shedeur Sanders’ chances take hit after opening as clear preferred

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Shedeur Sanders opened as the preferred to be the No. 1 choice in the 2025 NFL Draft, however his chances have currently taken a dip less than a week after the line opened.

The Colorado quarterback’s chances to be the leading choice have extended, moving to +350 after opening at +100. 

It’s uncertain if there’s a particular factor for the modification in his chances, however the Colorado program came under fire this week after a report from The Athletic in-depth how coach Deion Sanders cut gamers ahead of the 2023 season. 

The report led to anumberof exchanges on social media, with present and previous Colorado gamers exchanging messages with each other. Sanders signedupwith the fracas to safeguard his dad.

“Ion even keepinmind him tbh. Bro had to be really mid at finest,” Sanders composed in a post responding to a quote from a previous Colorado gamer declaring that the coach was “destroying guys’ self-confidence.”

Despite his chances extending, Sanders is still the preferred to be the No. 1 choice in the 2025 draft at DraftKings Sportsbook. 

Let’s take a appearance at the mostcurrent chances. 


Shedeur Sanders, Colorado: +350 (bet $10 to win $45 overall)

Carson Beck, Georgia: +475 (bet $10 to win $57.50 overall)

Quinn Ewers, Texas: +650 (bet $10 to win $75 overall)

James Pearce Jr., Tennessee: +700 (bet $10 to win $80 overall)

Mykel Williams, Georgia: +1500 (bet $10 to win $160 overall)

Will Campbell, LSU: +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 overall)

Jalen Milroe, Alabama: +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 overall)

Travis Hunter, Colorado: +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 overall)

chances as of 5/5/24

FOX Sports’ Keyshawn Johnson stated this week that Sanders’ current social media action isn’t harming his draft stock.

“Spencer Rattler ain’t noplace near the quarterback Shedeur’s gonna end up being,” Johnson stated on the “All Facts, No Brakes” podcast, referring to a report that Rattler fell to the 5th round in the 2024 draft due to character issues. “So, I comprehend the concern. But it won’t hurt his stock one bit. 

“There’s so much info [on the draft] that guys who are presently playing in the NFL at the verysame position and others that went high in the draft with doubtful social media strategies and it didn’t drop[their stock] They’ve all gone on to have effective NFL professions.”

T.J. Houshmandzadeh concurred with Johnson on Sanders’ draft stock, however he wasn’t a fan of the quarterback’s social media actions.

“It’s not going to impact him,” Houshmandzadeh stated on “All Facts, No Brakes.” “Me personally, I wear’t like that he stated that since you’re the quarterback of the group.”

Sanders was statistically one of the finest quarterbacks in the country in his veryfirst season in the FBS last year, finishing 69.3% of his passes for 3,230 lawns, 27 goals and 3 interceptions. 

FOX Sports NFL Draft professional Rob Rang has Sanders going ninth in his veryfirst 2025 NFL mock draft, being the 2nd quarterback off the board. 

“Despite what his ostentatious data recommend, Sanders won’t be a fit for every group,” Rang composed. “But his awareness, precision, touch and movement makes him one of the more appealing dual-threat quarterbacks in college football.”

Beyond Sanders, quarterbacks likewise make up the field of favorites to go No. 1. Three quarterbacks were chose with the veryfirst 3 chooses in this year’s draft and a record 6 quarterbacks were picked with the veryfirst 12 selects of the draft.

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