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Zac Dysert scouting report

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Zac Dysert QB Miami OH #4
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 231

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Size/Athleticism: Adequate height. Strong overall build; he’s built to take a hit. Surprisingly athletic. He doesn’t move around a lot, but when he does need to buy some time with his feet he can move reasonably well.

Arm strength/Accuracy: Above average arm strength. He can make all the throws and he’s confident enough to take chances down the field. Maintains his arm strength on the run and when he’s pressured an unable to step into a throw. Needs to improve his touch on certain passes. He has a tendency to fire the ball at his receives from short distances. Accuracy is inconsistent. He can definitely make all the throws, but he’s hit or miss. Even on shorter passes, he misses some open receivers for no apparent reason.

Footwork/Release: Had a tendency to rush his delivery at times, even when it’s unnecessary. He short arms some throws, which leads to some of his accuracy issues.

Decision making: Extremely confident in his ability, but it’s mostly warranted. He takes risks down the field, and it does lead to some interceptions, but it’s a preferable approach to a college quarterback who relies heavily on shorter routes and checks down too often. It’s easier to teach someone to be more conservative than make someone more confident. Even though he makes some mistakes down the field, it’s rarely from a poor read. His accuracy gets him into some trouble, but the decision making skills are fine.

Intangibles: Spoke to an opposing coach about Dysert who said he’s “not a great leader. Appeared to argue and not get along with teammates. Not sure how mentally tough or football smart he is.”

Durability: Unable to work out at combine due to hamstring injury.

Comments: Dysert is an interesting prospect. He has the physical tools but his inconsistent accuracy is somewhat concerning. I like the way he takes risks down the field. He isn’t afraid to challenge the defense and he seems to do a nice job of reading what unfolds in front of him. It’s tough to improve accuracy, so his ceiling is somewhat limited, but he should be an adequate backup and spot starter at the very worst.

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