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Zac Dysert | Quarterback

Team: Miami (OH) RedHawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 209

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Broncos selected Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert with the No. 234 overall pick.
Dysert (6-3, 231) was Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris' No. 3 quarterback in this class, behind only Geno Smith and Tyler Wilson. A four-year starter and 63.8-percent career passer, Dysert posted a 48:23 TD:INT ratio over his final two seasons. An aggressive downfield thrower who stands firm in the pocket, Dysert's development was stunted as a senior when the Redhawks installed a shotgun-spread offense to compensate for poor line play. He appeared far more comfortable as a junior, playing under center. Dysert has enough arm strength to make vertical throws but his short-to-intermediate placement can be puzzlingly scattershot. He could eventually push Brock Osweiler for No. 2 duties in Denver. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 06:48:00 PM

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The Sideline View's Adam Caplan tweets that teams like Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert the more they watch him.

"Word in scouting community on Dysert: More coaches get involved in watching tape, the better teams feel about him," Caplan tweeted. Dysert has a strong arm, is instinctive and at his best working outside of the pocket. However, there are concerns about his decision making and ability to operate within the pocket. We've seen players like him succeed in the past, such as Ben Roethlisberger, but also those that have struggled, such as Jake Locker. It will be interesting to see which city he goes to.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert is visiting the Broncos on Monday.

The Broncos spent a second-round pick on Brock Osweiler last year, but our own Josh Norris prefers Dysert to the former Arizona State product. This does not mean the Broncos aren't sold on Osweiler, but they could be looking at multiple possible replacements for Peyton Manning.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert is scheduled to visit the Jets this week.

Plenty of quarterbacks seem to be generating a good amount of buzz during the draft process, except for Dysert. We aren't sure why and out own josh Norris considers him the third best quarterback in this class. His Senior Bowl wasn't good, tending to sail open targets, but we didn't see that during his college career. Look back to 2011 and you will see a a prospect who is comfortable in tight spaces, can throw on the move, and does not mind testing vertically.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 09:49:00 AM's Gil Brandt reports Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert will work out for the Philadelphia Eagles.

There's no set date for when Dysert will work out for the Eagles but he would be an interesting fit. Dysert needs to clean up his footwork and make better decisions but has the raw talent teams are looking for. He has a strong arm, is mobile and instinctive. He does his best work outside of the pocket, which may be why the Eagles are looking at him.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 08:36:00 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell is very intrigued by Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert and believes he has more arm talent that Matt Barkley.

"Now he's a little scatter shot, and that is a problem as well." Cosell said. "All of these quarterbacks have flaws. Now, he ran a spread offense so you don't see a lot of downfield throws. But if you look hard enough... you do see some downfield throws, and he has enough arm to make those throws." We prefer Dysert's 2011 tape, when he was able to work from center and utilize the pocket, and our own Josh Norris considers Dysert the third best quarterback in the 2013 draft.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 04:27:00 PM

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden suggested the Bengals could look to draft a backup quarterback.

"With having Andy right now, maybe you look at finding someone who can fit the mold behind him if you are going to look for a quarterback to draft here. Either re-sign Bruce or get another guy," Gruden said. Gruden added that there are players "worth taking a look at" that have size and a strong arm. Author Joe Reedy mentioned Miami (OH) quarterback Zac Dysert as a possibility.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 08:29:00 PM

Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert will not workout at the Combine after suffering a slight tear to his right hamstring during training Monday.

Daniel Jeremiah reported the news and added that Dysert is "expected to be out three to four weeks." We expect him to go through the interview process like every other prospect, but Dysert does have some mobility in and outside of the pocket he will not be able to show off.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 05:23:00 PM

ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins says drafting a QB would be a "smart thing" for the Cowboys to do.

Watkins starts by saying Jerry Jones' goal should be to accumulate as many picks as possible, but with Tony Romo around "for at least three more years," finding a developmental quarterback should be on the to do list. That player could wind up being a possible replacement, but we haven't seen that type of progression happen very often.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:47:00 AM

The NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah tweeted Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert is the opposite of Mike Glennon and Landry Jones in terms of handling pressure.

"He's better working out of chaos than pure drop back stuff," Jeremiah said. Dysert was much more effective in full-team activities during Senior Bowl week rather than 1-on-1s or 7-on-7 drills. The RedHawk can shed tacklers in the pocket and is very accurate throwing on the run, even when testing the field vertically.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 03:03:00 PM

According to Russ Lande of the National Football Post, Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert did not look like a quarterback "with the talent to start" in the NFL during this week's Senior Bowl practices.

Lande says Dysert "definitely struggled" throughout the week, lacking quality zip on his throws and often failing to throw tight spirals. "I was surprised at the lack of accuracy on his throws," Lande added. NC State's Mike Glennon, Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, and Arkansas' Tyler Wilson -- in addition to West Virginia's Geno Smith -- appear to have all pulled ahead of Dysert.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 01:01:00 PM

The NFL Network's Mike Mayock guaranteed that three-or-four quarterbacks will be drafted in the first-round in April.

Mayock added that "most of them are coming out of" the Senior Bowl. Among those top quarterbacks Mayock talked about were N.C. State's Mike Glennon, Arkansas' Tyler Wilson, Miami of Ohio's Zac Dysert and Syracuse's Ryan Nassib. We appreciate that Mayock lists Dysert in the mix with other, more notable, names.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 01:04:00 PM

Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert will attend the Senior Bowl.

Dysert fills one of the two spots that were opened by Geno Smith and Matt Barkley's expected absence. The senior RedHawk has played in a variety of offenses while in college, but the spread out, four wide receiver sets during his senior year seemed to give Dysert trouble. We suggest going back to 2011 and watching Dysert work from center to get a real feel for who he is as a prospect.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Miami (OH) senior QB Zac Dysert finished his season throwing for 218 yards and two touchdowns on 26-of-40 throws against Ball State Friday.

Dysert added 42 yards on the ground. The senior had to deal with a new offense this season that asked for shorter throws and more running, so we expect him to show well in postseason work especially from under center. We think he will be a second day selection.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 04:57:00 PM

Miami (OH) senior QB Zac Dysert completed 25-of-44 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against Buffalo.

Dysert added 13 carries for 42 yards. All three of the senior's touchdown passes went for ten yards or less, and Dysert has been asked to throw far more shorter routes and screens this year than in previous years. We believe he will excel from center at the Senior Bowl far more than he is in this four wide receiver set.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 03:06:00 PM