That makes a lot of sense, according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, who said Grayson reminds him a little of the Saints star.
"I'm not trying to say he's Drew Brees, but his game is similar to a Drew Brees," Mayock said during NFL Network's draft coverage. "He throws with anticipation, which is rare for a college quarterback today. ... Will he overwhelm you with his physical traits? No. A little over 6 feet 2, pretty good arm, pretty good athlete. But I think the whole is better than the composite parts."
"I'm only surprised (Grayson was third) in terms of physical characteristics because Petty, Hundley, Mannion looked the part," NFL Media analyst Charles Davis said.
Petty, Hundley, and Mannion are all at least 6-foot-3 and at least 226 pounds. Grayson is 6-2 1/2 and 212 pounds.
This is the earliest the Saints have taken a quarterback since selecting Archie Manning No. 2 overall in 1971.