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Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson "has the velocity, touch and accuracy necessary to make every throw in an NFL playbook and is also a very good athlete for the position," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote.

Grayson is coming off a tremendous pro day, throwing accurately and powerfully and posting a 10-feet-1 broad jump, a 34-inch vertical, a 40-yard dash in the mid-4.7s, a 4.35 in the short shuttle and a 6.97 time in the 3-cone. Those last three numbers all would have ranked amongst the top five amongst quarterbacks at the combine. The 6-foot-2 1/2, 214-pound Grayson is ranked by most as either the third, fourth or fifth quarterback in the class.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 28 - 1:15 AM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson dined with the Browns on Sunday and has private workouts scheduled with the Chargers, Rams and Bills.

Cleveland, St. Louis and Buffalo are all unsettled at quarterback and currently projected to target other positions in Round 1 -- making each a logical Grayson destination -- and San Diego could very well pop a developmental prospect beginning in the middle rounds. Pauline tossed out another potential destination, this one in close proximity to CSU's Fort Collins campus. "The team that seems to be highest on Grayson is the hometown Denver Broncos," he reported. "The feeling is Grayson is the most capable of running the system that Gary Kubiak will employ in Denver; a system similar to the one Grayson ran at Colorado State. He also has the arm strength necessary to get the ball through the cutting winds that often blow through the Mile High City. There's also a strong belief Brock Osweiler, who's in the final year of his rookie contract, won't be with Denver after this season."
Mar 24 - 1:11 AM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson "didn't disappoint" at Monday's pro day and "impressed representative from 11 teams in attendance, performing well during the agility tests and on the field throwing the ball," reported CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"I was happy with my performance today," Grayson said. "I think I proved I could make all the throws. ... I wanted to prove to everybody that I could take the five- and seven-step drops and throw with accuracy." Grayson was tremendous in tests, posting a 10-feet-1 broad jump, a 34-inch vertical and a 40-yard dash in the mid-4.5s. Grayson is in a neck-and-neck competition with Baylor's Bryce Petty and UCLA's Brett Hundley to become the No. 3 QB off the board, though, as Grayson noted, "we're all working for that No. 1 spot." Concluded Brugler: "He will make low percentage throws into tight coverage, but he finds ways to move the chains with confidence, poise and the mental traits that NFL coaches covet. Despite ordinary physical skills, Grayson's size, athleticism and arm strength are good enough and worth developing."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 23 - 9:24 PM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson "went from fringe draft prospect to clearly on the draft board with a strong 2014 season," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Despite average arm talent, he uses good lower-body mechanics to generate velocity, and his touch and accuracy on deep throws is eye-opening," the analyst wrote. "Grayson needs more tape work to help improve his decision-making, but his size, production and growth at the position have ticked the requisite draft boxes to make him an intriguing mid-round prospect." Grayson checks in as Zierlein's No. 5 QB. He ranked second in the nation behind only Oregon's Marcus Mariota last year in yards per attempt average (9.5), and trailed only Mariota in completion percentage on deep passes. Grayson posted 7,975 yards and a 55/18 TD/INT ratio across 27 starts for the Rams over the past two years.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 16 - 9:41 PM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson ranked second in the nation behind only Oregon's Marcus Mariota last in yards per attempt average (9.5), and trailed only Mariota in completion percentage on deep passes.

Grayson also ranked fourth in the nation in passing yards even though he didn't rank in the top 30 nationally in pass attempts. The Rams' prospect is ranked by some as the draft's third-best prospect, behind Mariota and FSU's Jameis Winston. Others have Brett Hundley and Bryce Petty ahead of him. Either way, Grayson's productivity in college isn't going to hurt him. The Mountain West Conference offensive player of the year was one of only four QBs to throw for more than 4,000 yards last season; he added a 32/7 TD/INT ratio. Grayson posted 7,975 yards and a 55/18 TD/INT ratio across 27 starts for the Rams over the past two years.
Mar 13 - 7:22 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Colorado State OT Ty Sambrailo met with the Tampa Bay Bucs, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers this week.

At his Wednesday pro day, Sambrailo ran the 3-cone drill in 7.26 seconds, beating his 7.54 second showing at the combine. An AFC Scout speaking to NFL.com in January said Sambrailo is "athletic" and "probably best suited to play on the right side or even at guard." To excel in the NFL, the Rams' prospect must improve his functional strength.
Mar 12 - 7:34 PM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson plans to hold his own pro day on March 23rd, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The Colorado State prospect is still rehabbing his hamstring that he pulled back in February. Grayson was forced to sit out of combine drills and will not be able to partake in Colorado State’s March 11 pro day.
Mar 9 - 2:42 PM

A "number of scouts" prefer Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson over Brett Hundley and Bryce Petty, according to Phil Savage.

This does not surprise us at all. Somewhat in the same vein as Jameis Winston in terms of "translatable concepts," Grayson worked through progressions under Jim McElwain. McElwain did keep it simple (which more coaches should do), but asked his quarterbacks to move in the pocket, move their launching point and make decisions before and after the snap.
Source: The MMQB
Mar 5 - 11:08 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes a "strong showing at his pro day will go a long way toward helping" Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson's case to be the draft's No. 3 QB.

Grayson is up against UCLA's Brett Hundley and Baylor's Bryce Petty for that designation. Grayson did well in combine drills, but he was forced out of the workout portion with a hamstring injury. "On tape, Grayson has quality mechanics and flashes adequate touch and anticipation as a passer," Weidl wrote. "However, at 6-2 and 213 pounds he lacks prototypical measureables and doesn't have an elite physical skill set. This gets magnified when he's forced to make longer throws outside the hashes or vertically down the field; his passes have a tendency to hang in the air." Evaluators will check out Grayson in Fort Collins on March 11. "Teams will be monitoring his test numbers to show his athleticism," Weidl wrote. "However, they will be most interested in seeing his ability to make all the necessary throws, particularly the velocity he is able to generate with power throws."
Mar 3 - 11:34 PM

NFL Media believes that Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson faces a crucial pro day workout next week.

Evaluators will head to Fort Collins on March 11 to check out one of this class' best quarterback prospects. "Everybody knows the top two quarterbacks (and maybe even the first two players off the board) are Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota," noted Mike Huguenin. "But there is no clear-cut No. 3 quarterback, so Grayson needs to be saying, 'Why not me?' Given the value that teams place on quarterbacks, they often are drafted earlier than they should be. This year, being the No. 3 quarterback likely means going in the second round." CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Grayson "reinvented himself" over the past few years by focusing on his mechanics.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 1 - 4:18 PM
Dee Hart - RB - Rams

Colorado State RB Dee Hart logged a rough Speed Score of 75.0 at the combine.

Weighing in at less than 200 pounds, Hart ran the 40 in just 4.80 seconds. According to ESPN, Hart is the third halfback since 2009 with a Speed Score below 80.0, following Robbie Rouse of Fresno State and Ray Graham of Pitt. Both went undrafted. "Hart wasn't a highly regarded prospect, by any means -- Scouts Inc.'s running back rankings have him 23rd in this year's class -- but his 40 performance should scare away any team that was thinking of using even a late-round pick on him," wrote ESPN's Aaron Schatz.
Feb 28 - 6:01 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson has "reinvented himself" focusing on mechanics the last two years.

"Late night film study, watching and re-watching QB Garrett Grayson. Appreciate how he reinvented himself the last 2 yrs, focusing on mechanics," Brugler tweeted. Despite average arm talent, the Colorado state prospect has worked on his lower-body mechanics which have helped improve his accuracy on deep throws. Brugler mentioned in another tweet that Grayson's "mind tends to write checks that his arm can't consistently cash, but "he's clearly limited physically but coaches will want to work with him."
Feb 25 - 4:10 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah ranks Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson as the No. 3 QB in the class.

"He has poise and sees the field," Jeremiah tweeted Tuesday. "Can't say that about many of the other contestants for the third spot. Something to build on." The vast majority of analysts have the No. 3 QB as either Brett Hundley of UCLA or Bryce Petty of Baylor. We haven't seen a scribe as high on Grayson as Jeremiah, though Grayson's stock is undoubtedly rising at present time. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Grayson is "one of those guys that does everything pretty well" but also said he has "no real elite traits" and is "a strong backup quarterback candidate." NFL Media colleague Lance Zierlein likes Grayson's touch and accuracy on deep throws.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 5:03 PM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson "is one of those guys that does everything pretty well," says NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

"No real elite traits," Mayock said. "I like the kid. I think he's a strong backup quarterback candidate." The Mountain West Conference offensive player of the year was one of only four QBs to throw for more than 4,000 yards this season; he added a 32/7 TD/INT ratio. Grayson, a Day 3 prospect, posted 7,975 yards and a 55/18 TD/INT ratio across 27 starts for the Rams over the past two years.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 3:33 PM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson will sit out Combine activities due to a tweaked hamstring.

Some, including NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah, rank Grayson as the No. 3 quarterback in this class. The Ram was asked to work through progressions at CSU, which puts him ahead of the game in that area compared to other passers. Still, we'd be shocked if Grayson is selected before the third day.
Feb 18 - 9:57 AM


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