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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora believes Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson "will be high in that second wave of quarterbacks taken after the gulf between Winston/Mariota and the rest of the passers subsides."

"Question is, does that divide last all the way until Saturday and the start of the fourth round?" he wrote. The 6-foot-2 1/2, 214-pound Grayson can be successful from the pocket and the shotgun, though he struggles when forced off his spot. Grayson put up 7,975 yards and a 55/18 TD/INT ratio across 27 starts for the Rams over the past two years.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 19 - 7:00 PM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson is an underrated prospect who "ranks as one of the more pro-ready passers in this year's relatively weak class," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Athletic and accurate with a strong enough arm to make every throw in the pro-style offense he ran in new Florida head coach Jim McElwain's pro-style scheme at Colorado State," Rang wrote. "Grayson struggles when pressured and therefore I wouldn't invest more than a mid-third-round pick on him but he -- not Baylor's Bryce Petty or Oregon State's Sean Mannion -- was the most impressive quarterback at the Senior Bowl." Enough steam is behind Grayson that it at least appears on the surface as though he's hopped UCLA's Brett Hundley to enter a two-man race with Petty to become the No. 3 QB picked. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan recently wrote that Grayson "may go higher than most expect."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 19 - 4:24 PM

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan believes Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson "may go higher than most expect."

"While Bryce Petty is the favorite to be the 3rd QB picked, Garrett Grayson may go higher than most expect," Caplan tweeted. The CSU prospect has been ranked anywhere from the third, fourth or fifth quarterback in the class by draft evaluators. The 6-foot-2 1/2, 214-pound Grayson has showed that he can be successful from the pocket and can be productive throwing from the shotgun. Grayson posted 7,975 yards and a 55/18 TD/INT ratio across 27 starts for the Rams over the past two years.
Apr 17 - 2:33 PM

The Browns put Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson through a private workout

Mary Kay Cabot suggests the Browns could even use a second or third round selection on Grayson. That would be shocking, but so many teams need a quarterback that one or multiple will be selected before they should. Grayson has worked through progressions in the pocket while coached by Jim McElwain.
Apr 17 - 12:40 PM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson "may be incapable of handling a complex offense at the next level but if asked to play in a run-oriented system as a pocket passer, Grayson is starting material," notes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Vertical passer with a next-level arm," reads Pauline's scouting report. "Possesses a quick release, immediately gets the ball out of his hand and can make all the throws. Poised in the pocket, has good size and withstands the rush. Delivers the ball to check-down receivers, puts touch on throws when necessary and has a terrific sense of knowing where receivers are." As for weaknesses, Grayson is poor when moved off his spot, with his accuracy and anticipation suffering. He's not terribly mobile and must work on sensing the blindside rush if he wants to stay upright at the next level.
Apr 16 - 9:09 PM

Colorado State OT Ty Sambrailo "is that guy who picks up any sport with disgusting ease, but that isn't enough in the NFL," noted CBS Sports' Frank Cooney.

"This big boy's unusual athleticism might best be reflected when he does back flips and freestyle tricks skiing, a sport in which he won the USSA titles in the Far West Division for his age group in the slalom and giant slalom," Cooney wrote. "He adds an intense, competitive attitude with a work-all-day ethic and natural leadership and what team doesn't want all that?" Sambrailo tested surprisingly poorly at the combine, posting a 40-yard dash of 5.36 seconds with a vertical jump of 29 inches and only 23 reps on the bench. "My sister played Oregon State volleyball, my brother was a competitive skier, dad pole vaulted, my mom did a lot of different things athletically," Sambrailo said. "Don't know where it came from or why it's here; we have good genes, I guess."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 1 - 10:16 PM

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


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