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Road to the NFL Draft / Garrett Grayson

Position: Quarterback.

School: Colorado State.

Combine measureables: 6-foot-2, 213 pounds.

Combine stats: Did not participate.

Career stats: 37 games, 688 of 1,113, 61.8 completion percentage, 9,190 yards, 64 TDs, 27 INTs.

Draft projection: Second-third round.

Lowdown: Grayson started 35 games for the Rams and set school records for yards, touchdowns, completions and completion percentage. He was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Mountain West in 2014. ... Grayson improved every season as a starter and throws one of the best deep balls in the class. However, his decision making must improve. He also won’t threaten defenses with his feet. ... Missed Colorado State’s Pro Day and the NFL Scouting Combine because of a hamstring injury.

They said it: “The more tape I watched, the more I felt like I appreciated his game. He’s one of the few quarterbacks you can see that throws with anticipation, his timing, throws people open. He doesn’t overwhelm you with physical traits. Kind of average sized, pretty good arm, pretty good athlete. But when you add all the individual parts together, the components all fit really well. Do I think he’s a dynamic starting NFL quarterback? Probably not, but I think he’s going to play in the league a lot of years.” – NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock.

— Jay Skurski

The Buffalo News is profiling 45 prospects in 45 days leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday.

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