The New Orleans Saints have selected Garrett Grayson from Colorado State with their 75th overall pick in the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Grayson is the first quarterback the Saints have drafted in the first three rounds since Archie Manning.
Obviously, Sean Payton and the Saints are expecting and hoping that Grayson will be their quarterback of the future and Drew Brees' successor. Scary thought, to be honest with you.
Here's the scouting report on the 6'2" 215-pound Grayson from WalterFootball.com:
Field vision Works through his progressions and reads the defense Ability to thrive as a pocket passer Strong arm Can make all the NFL throws Distributes the ball to a variety of weapons Good on touch passes Basis for good footwork Athletic; can scramble and avoid sacks with his feet Accurate in the short to intermediate part of the field Improved throughout college Quality mechanics Quick release Intelligent Hard worker Good character Intangibles
Not ready to start Needs to improve deep-ball accuracy Can have bouts of poor decision-making Needs to speed up his clock sometimes Needs to improve footwork and get more comfortable under center
Saints Draft Picks
- 13th Overall (Round 1) - Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
- 31st Overall (Round 1) - Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson
- 44th Overall (Round 2) - Hau'Oli Kikaha, OLB, Washington
- 75th Overall (Round 3) - Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado St.
- 78th Overall (Round 3)
- 148th Overall (Round 5)
- 154th Overall (Round 5)
- 187th Overall (Round 6)
- 230th Overall (Round 7)
Saints Remaining Team Needs
Linebacker Offensive Tackle
- Wide Receiver
- Defensive End
Quarterback of the future