Zac Dysert: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Miami (Ohio) QB

Nick DeWitt@@nickdewitt11Analyst IApril 26, 2013

Zac Dysert: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Miami (Ohio) QB

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    Zac Dysert is one of the most interesting quarterback prospects in the 2013 draft class. He has the ability to come off the board early but is questionable enough to stay on the board for a long time. It is hard to get a good handle on exactly where Dysert should land.

    Here's a look at what you need to know about Dysert ahead of the NFL draft. 

Background

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    Full Name: Zac Dysert

    Birthday: February 8, 1990

    Hometown: Ada, Ohio

    School: Miami (Ohio)

    Major: Physical Education

    Year: Senior

     

    Dysert, who plays for the same school as Pittsburgh Steelers' starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did, stayed very close to home for his college experience. The 23-year-old Ohioan is the son of a college basketball player.

Statistics

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    2012: 302-of-480, 3,483 yards, 25 TDs, 12 INTs, 136.1 rating

    2011: 295-of-448, 3,513 yards, 23 TDs, 11 INTs, 143.7 rating

    2010: 222-of-343, 2,406 yards, 13 TDs, 12 INTs, 129.2 rating

    2009: 247-of-401, 2,611 yards, 12 TDs, 16 INTs, 118.2 rating

     

    Analysis

    Zac Dysert was a four-year starter at Miami, and his statistics generally improved each season. His junior  and senior season statistics are very similar and show his consistency and accuracy best.

    The key for Dysert is accuracy and mobility. He's not as accurate outside of the pocket. That makes his completion percentages so impressive. He doesn't miss often from the pocket and will improve with coaching on the move.

Draft Process

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    Measurables

    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 231 lbs.

    Arm Length: 32 5/8"

    Hand Size: 9 1/8"

     

    Combine Results 

    Did not work out at combine (injury)

     

    Pro Day Results

    Passes Completed: 54 of 64 

     

    Dysert's pro day was an excellent exhibition of his skills and will impress teams that play regularly in cold weather. His completion percentage was excellent and his accuracy impressive given the windy, cold conditions. 

    Dysert will continue to be an interesting prospect as coaches and front office executives wonder at how much better he would have been had Miami not undergone coaching changes during his tenure as the starting quarterback.

     

    Statistics from CBS Sports

Interesting Facts

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    Zac Dysert, who is credited consistently with being very athletic, was also an all-star hockey player, but he chose football instead and gave up hockey.

    Not only is he an incredible athlete, but he's also an academic talent. He was on the honor roll all four years at Miami. Those smarts show in his ability to read defenses and will serve him well at the next level.

    Dysert, like his storied Miami predecessor Ben Roethlisberger, majored in physical education and hopes to someday become a college football coach. 

Observations

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    "Dysert possesses enough natural talent to potentially warrant a top 100 selection, but he's a work in progress who has shown just average accuracy on the types of throws he'll be asked to make in the NFL."

    -Rob Rang, CBS Sports

     

    "In a quarterback class where rankings vary quite a bit at the top, Dysert has a chance to come off the board earlier than people expect. In addition to the physical tools he displays, his ability to read defenses and his feel for the pocket are two increasingly important traits in today's NFL."

    -Matthew Fairburn, SB Nation