Garrett Grayson still has a lot to learn.
Even the basics. The third-round pick from Colorado State played nearly the entire second half of Sunday’s 27-13 loss to the Texans, and the first thing that popped into Sean Payton‘s mind after the game had little to do with a misfired throw or a bad read.
Grayson is still learning how to get out of the huddle.
“The first thing that comes to mind is the time clock with our game is much different than the college game, so you’re pulling your hair out with ‘let’s go, quicker, quicker, quicker, in and out of the huddle, to the line of scrimmage,'” Payton said. “That is something that he needs work at.”
Grayson completed 7-of-16 passes for 96 yards and drew a delay of game penalty, making the Texans game arguably his worst of the preseason so far.
A developmental player at this point in his career, Grayson has shown signs that he can be effective down the road.
But he’s got a ways to go.
” I think he made some good throws, I’m sure there are a couple where he is trying to force it into coverage,” Payton said. “We’ll see on the tape, but I think overall that speed of the game, and I’m not just talking about the speed of the players of the game, I’m talking about the tempo and timing of the game is noticeably faster at this level and is something that he has to work on.”