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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

Draft insider Tony Pauline believes Colorado St T Ty Sambrailo and the Green Bay Packers make sense as a fit if the team loses Bryan Bulaga in free agency.

"I previously posted on the Seattle Seahawks admiration for Sambrailo and now hear the Green Bay Packers are in the mix," Pauline writes, citing Sambrailo's athleticism and movement skills fitting with Aaron Rodgers. In this offense, Sambrailo would likely play on the right side. No matter where he lines up, Sambrailo has to improve his functional strength.
Feb 17 - 11:45 AM

NFL.com calls Colorado State OT Ty Sambrailo the "best offensive lineman from outside the Power Five conferences."

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein says Sambrailo looks to be a mid-round guy, "but if he puts up just 16 or 17 reps in the bench press [at the combine], it's going to really hurt him." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported in October that Sambrailo is receiving grades from a top 45 choice all the way down to a fifth-round prospect. "Sambrailo's work in the drills will be closely monitored; he seems to have the needed athleticism to play left tackle at the next level," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. An AFC Scout speaking to NFL.com last month said Sambrailo is "athletic" and "probably best suited to play on the right side or even at guard."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 13 - 1:19 PM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson completed 30.8 percent of his passes, with three touchdowns and six interceptions when scrambling, according to STATS Inc.

It is an interesting development, as Grayson's head coach, Jim McElwain, is a big believer of moving his quarterback off his initial spot. "Scrambles" are unaccounted for movements, however. Grayson comes from a progression offense with action, reaction and check down looks to go along with pre-snap reads. He will almost certainly be drafted on the third day.
Feb 11 - 11:30 AM

NFL.com believes Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson "is in the mix to be the at least the fourth quarterback taken."

Presumably, they mean behind Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley. "He has good mechanics, though he lacks a big arm," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Grayson needs a strong combine all-around to further intrigue scouts." 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 possible Day 3 pick, 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 9 - 10:21 PM

Colorado State OT Ty Sambrailo faces questions about his strength and movement heading into the combine, writes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Sambrailo could end up going in the middle rounds, but if he puts up just 16 or 17 reps in the bench press, it's going to really hurt him," Zierlein wrote. "If he's not strong, then he better have good numbers in the movement drills. He really needs to prove he can do both -- that his short-area movement is quick and that he's going to have functional strength in the bench press." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported in October that Sambrailo is receiving grades from a top 45 choice all the way down to a fifth-round prospect. An AFC Scout speaking to NFL.com last month said Sambrailo is "athletic" and "probably best suited to play on the right side or even at guard."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 7 - 11:03 PM

Colorado State sophomore WR Rashard Higgins recorded 915 yards after the catch in 2014, according to Steve Palazzolo.

That is outstanding, especially for someone listed at 6'2/188 pounds. Obviously Higgins is not draft-eligible, but he is a name you will hear a lot about this summer. As a whole, Higgins caught 96 passes for 1.750 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.
Feb 7 - 11:53 AM
Dee Hart - RB - Rams

Colorado State RB Dee Hart converted three rushing attempts into five yards in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase.

Hart also got a few kick and punt returning opportunities, but didn't do much with either. It was a disappointing showing from perhaps the game's biggest name. Hart, a second-team all-Mountain West selection, ran for 1,275 rushing yards (eighth best single-season total in school history) and 16 touchdowns this past season. He isn't assured of being drafted.
Feb 1 - 2:54 PM
Dee Hart - RB - Rams

Colorado State RB Dee Hart is playing in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase.

"His size obviously precludes him from ever being more than a situational player and special-teamer," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "But Hart -- who was a five-star recruit in high school at powerhouse Orlando Dr. Phillips -- has excellent quickness and is a make-you-miss kind of back. He had injury and off-field issues at Alabama." Hart, a second-team all-Mountain West selection, ran for 1,275 rushing yards (eighth best single-season total in school history) and 16 touchdowns this past season. He isn't assured of being drafted, though he will attend the NFL Scouting Combine next month.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 3:17 PM
Dee Hart - RB - Rams

Colorado State senior RB Dee Hart "will have a tough time holding up physically at the next level with his limited frame," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Hart will have a tough time holding up physically at the next level with his limited frame, but he could add some spice to a NFL backfield as a change of pace option," Brugler wrote. The former Alabama transfer and second-team all-Mountain West selection, ran for 1,275 rushing yards (eighth best single-season total in school history) and 16 touchdowns. Brugler adds that Hart "doesn't look like much, but he was a jitterbug with the ball in his hands, showing explosive quickness to make defenders miss" at The College Gridiron Showcase.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 28 - 2:15 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the Seahawks like Colorado State redshirt senior OT Ty Sambrailo.

"With James Carpenter slated to hit the open market in two months and Russell Okung up for free agency in 2016, there’s been a long held belief the Seattle Seahawks will make offensive line a priority in April’s draft," Pauline wrote. "Its been passed around the internet the team likes Colorado State’s Tyler Sambrailo, something I’ve known since October and was confirmed earlier this week." Pauline reported in October that Sambrailo is receiving grades from a top 45 choice all the way down to a fifth-round prospect. An AFC Scout speaking to NFL.com last month said Sambrailo is "athletic" and "probably best suited to play on the right side or even at guard."
Jan 26 - 11:33 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein notes that Colorado State senior QB Garrett Grayson "was up and down" at Senior Bowl practices.

"But he had scouts buzzing in the stands with some of his throws Thursday afternoon," Zierlein wrote. "Grayson threw a couple of poor interceptions -- to TCU's Kevin White and Norfolk State's Lynden Trail -- but made up for it with impressive touch on deep throws and with fade routes in the end zone. Grayson is a polarizing prospect in scouting circles but had a solid day." ESPN's Todd McShay believes Grayson "could wind up as the fifth or sixth QB selected -- likely on Day 3" because the QB class is so shallow. The Mountain West Conference offensive player of the year 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
Jan 25 - 2:05 AM


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