Colorado State Rams quarterback Garrett Grayson was considered a sleeper prospect heading into Senior Bowl week. A week later, he's becoming a bit of a hot commodity on the big board:
Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson won the Senior Bowl Outstanding Performance award given to the best QB at practices this week. #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 24, 2015
.@TonyPauline on this year's "Tom Savage" that somehow rises up draft boards: "Maybe it's Garrett Grayson."— B/R Radio (@br_radio) January 25, 2015
Wouldn't be surprised if several teams leave Senior Bowl week with Garrett Grayson as the top QB here. Seemed to improve each day.— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) January 22, 2015
Best arm here so far is Garrett Grayson.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 20, 2015
We love Grayson: http://t.co/hR6tchUtRL RT @BuffaloSousa: Watching the senior bowl: really enjoy watching Grayson & Varga. thoughts?— Buffalo Rumblings (@BuffRumblings) January 25, 2015
Grayson followed up a strong week of practice with one of the better quarterback performances in the Senior Bowl (8-15, 118 yards). Keep in mind that the quarterback play in general was subpar, but Grayson stood out.
The biggest question his performance leaves us with is just how much Grayson has improved his stock as a result of the performance. 2015 boasts a fairly weak quarterback class–even the two golden boys of the class (Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston) come with their own list of concerns–and Grayson could manage to slip into the third or fourth slot of the position rankings, depending on how Brett Hundley's offseason goes.
Walter Football had an interesting look on where Grayson could end up:
Sources say that one team that is interested in getting an eye on Grayson is the Broncos. If Peyton Manning doesn't come back for the 2015 season, Denver will want a quarterback to compete with Brock Osweiler, and Grayson could be in play for the Broncos in the second or third round. Grayson has displayed a strong arm, field vision to work through progressions, experience in a pro style system, and athleticism. Numerous league contacts have said that Grayson could be this year's quarterback prospect who rises and may end up being a Jimmy Garappolo-type prospect. If that's the case, the Broncos taking Grayson in Round 2 would mirror New England drafting Garappolo.
I'm sure plenty of Colorado State fans could live with Grayson ending up in a Denver Broncos uniform.