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CSU QB Garrett Grayson "excelled" in interview with Raiders

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Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson "excelled" in a formal interview with the Oakland Raiders according to The Denver Post.

Grayson was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Mountain West in 2014 after throwing for 4,006 yards and 32 touchdowns along with an impressive 166.2 passer rating. In 2013, Grayson completed 297 passes for 3,696 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Grayson's name has been included among Bryce Petty and Bretty Hundley when trying to decide who is the best quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft not named Mariota and Winston. Of the three, Grayson has an advantage as he played in a pro style offense for two years at Colorado State.

At 6'2" and 213 lbs, Grayson has prototypical size for an NFL quarterback. He is a typical pocket passer that has impressive deep-ball accuracy. He flashed poise last season and played well against Alabama. But Grayson also come with questions as he only has average arm strength and has a slow release.

The Raiders are hoping Derek Carr is their quarterback of the future. But maybe the Raiders are looking to improve their backup quarterback. Matt McGloin and Christian Ponder are currently the two backup quarterbacks on the Raiders roster.