2015 NFL Draft Prospect Garrett Grayson


Sep 6, 2014; Boise, ID, USA; Colorado State Rams quarterback Garrett Grayson (18) during the first quarter verses the Boise State Broncos at Albertsons Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

To be a looked at as a franchise quarterback, you have to play at a high level with a style that translates to the NFL. Garrett Grayson is a 2015 NFL Draft prospect at quarterback whose game translates to the NFL yet I don’t hear much about him. The scouting world seems to think that the buck stops after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota but that isn’t true.

It seems like they’re just overlooking a quarterback just because he doesn’t come from one of the Power-5 conferences. The scouting world seems not to think that much of you when you don’t come from one of the Power-5 and that’s a bad mistake. Derek Carr came from the same Mountain West conference that Grayson came from and he’s universally known as the best quarterback in the 2014 draft class.

He was also selected in the second round as was San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been to a Super Bowl. Two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers came from the Mid-American conference himself. The scouting world needs to remember that because this kid has a strong arm, good accuracy and plays in a pro style offense.

He’s also very athletic and can run as well as throw on the run but not to worry, the kid is definitely a pocket passer. At 6’3″, 220 pounds, Grayson has good size and he’s a tough kid both mentally and physically so he won’t fade on you. He also has good intangibles as a leader whose team will follow him and he will deliver for you in the clutch.

That really showed during his comeback, upset win over Power-5 conference’s Boston College Eagles. As far as production goes, Grayson has thrown for 3,779 yards, 32 touchdowns, 6 interceptions and a completion percentage of 65 percent with one game left. Last year, he threw for 3,700 yards, 23 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and had a completion percentage of 63 percent so you can see the consistency and steady improvement.

If a team needs a quarterback after Winston and Mariota are gone, they should take him fast.

He could end up better than Mariota.