STRENGTHS - Dysert has good height and ideal bulk to play the position at the NFL level. His natural strength is apparent in the pocket, as he shows the ability to break arm tackles in order to extend plays. He also displays the foot quicks and agility to slide within the pocket as well as escape outside. He shows the willingness to work through his progressions, and keeps his head up to look for passing options even when forced to scramble out of the pocket. He displays outstanding accuracy to all parts of the field, and in particular on throws down-field over 25 yards. This is in large part because of his consistent follow through on all of his throws.
WEAKNESSES - Despite his size Dysert does not have a big arm, as his throws outside the hashes tend to flutter. He struggles to get good rotation and velocity on his throws in part because of his footwork, and he does not generate enough lower body torque or step into his throws aggressively enough. His footwork seems to worsen when he sees pressure, and he also tends to force bad balls into traffic, often on key conversion situations. Although he displays the quickness to escape pressure in the pocket, he lacks foot speed in space and is not a threat to pick up large chunks of yards with his feet. Although he is willing to work through his progressions, he often hangs onto the ball and takes too many sacks he should be able to avoid by either taking off down-field or throwing the ball away once he escapes the pocket.
SUMMARY - Zac Dysert was a unique QB prospect to evaluate, as it would be easy to dismiss him as a later round prospect because of his average arm strength and poor decision making, but his outstanding accuracy makes him well worth a gamble on day two. He is a good enough athlete to maneuver within the pocket and escape the rush, but he lacks the foot speed to be a true threat in space. Despite his speed limitations, he repeatedly took bad sacks at Miami while trying to extend plays out of the pocket, and must learn when to throw the ball away or take off and run. His accuracy is excellent to all parts of the field despite generating limited zip on his throws, and in particular he charted out as one of the most accurate deep throwers the past three year. Despite his accuracy, he made numerous critical decisions in every game evaluated, and in particular seemed to force the ball in conversion situations. While he is clearly not ready to start in the NFL, he clearly has the skill set to develop into one, as few prospects have his combination of accuracy and pocket mobility. If he can improve his footwork, velocity and decision making, he will likely develop into one of the top QBs of this draft class.