Travis Hunter became a superstar this week after his unreal performance in Colorado’s win against TCU. Hunter recorded 11 receptions for 119 receiving yards, an interception, a pass deflection, and three tackles, and had 64 snaps on offense and 80 snaps on defense.
This past week, many people have compared Colorado’s Travis Hunter to his current head coach, Deion Sanders, mainly due to his ability to play both sides of the ball. Hunter was considered by most to be the best wide receiver prospect AND the best cornerback prospect simultaneously in high school football in his class of 2022. Players like him don’t come around often. He is truly a once-in-a-decade type of athlete.
That being said, Deion Sanders is one of the best defensive players in NFL history. His ability to not only excel but dominate at both cornerback and occasionally, at wide receiver is incredibly rare. Comparing any player to Deion sets an impossibly high standard, as few have come even close to replicating his success.
Deion is a Hall of Famer and one of the greatest athletes to ever play in the NFL. His combination of speed, agility, and football IQ is unparalleled. Expecting any young player, even one as promising as Travis Hunter, to match the career of a Hall of Famer is setting unrealistic expectations.
Therefore, here are my high, realistic, and low-end NFL comparisons for Colorado’s Travis Hunter.