Senior Bowl: Broncos Showing Interest in QB Garrett Grayson


The Denver Broncos and GM John Elway have always done due diligence on quarterbacks in the NFL Draft, no matter what year, but sometimes they take a more keen interest to some rather than others. After we put out a mock draft today that had the Broncos taking UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley with their top pick, rumors started swirling out of the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama that the Broncos have taken a liking to former Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson.

Grayson, one of the top senior signal callers in this year’s class, has a lot of potential as a possible second or third round draft pick. Here’s the report from, which is on the scene at Mobile this week to provide Senior Bowl coverage.

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“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.”

With what we assume to be 10 picks in this year’s draft (thanks to compensatory selections) the Broncos have freedom that they otherwise might not to take another quarterback, especially if Peyton Manning decides to call it quits.

If the Broncos lose Manning, they could look to a veteran quarterback before drafting someone else, but with Brock Osweiler and Zac Dysert waiting in the wings, it would make sense to start grooming another young quarterback in Gary Kubiak’s offense and start getting ready for the future with great, young competition.

The Broncos are certain to take interest in quarterbacks this year, and Grayson’s emergence this past season in a pro-style offense at Colorado State turned a lot of heads. He looks like a legit NFL prospect and someone who could at worst compete for a backup job. He has a good arm and athletic ability, along with experience taking snaps from under center.

This is a really solid prospect that could command a lot of attention this week, especially from the Broncos with his ability to roll out and make plays on the run.