Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, there was plenty of speculation that the New Orleans Saints would use a draft pick on a quarterback who could eventually develop into the successor for Drew Brees.
On Friday night, the Saints made that move when they drafted Garrett Grayson out of Colorado State with the 75th overall selection.
There were some rumblings that the Saints were targetting Bryce Petty out of Baylor, but those turned out to be smoke screens. In fact, it looks like Grayson was the target for New Orleans all along.
According to head coach Sean Payton, Grayson was the signal-caller the Saints wanted and he may have been the only quarterback they would have drafted.
“This was the one. If he wasn’t available, we probably would have gone without drafting a quarterback,” Payton said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The good news for Grayson is that he will have a few years to develop and learn behind Drew Brees, before ultimately competing for a starting job and attempting to prove that he was worth a day two pick.
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