With the draft exactly a month away, the Eagles are continuing to do their due diligence on quarterback prospects.
The latest name to add to the mix is Miami’s (Ohio) Zac Dysert. The 6-3, 231-pound signal-caller told The Miami Student he has a private workout set up with the Eagles.
For those keeping track at home, the Eagles have had a private workout with West Virginia’s Geno Smith, are scheduled to have one with Florida State’s EJ Manuel and have hosted Arizona’s Matt Scott on an official visit.
Dysert was a four-year starter in college. In the last two seasons, he threw 48 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. Dysert completed 62.9 percent of his passes last year and 65.8 percent in 2011. He did not work out at the Combine after suffering a hamstring tear during offseason training.
Asked in Indy about the read-option, Dysert said, “I did some of that that, and that being part of my skill set will definitely help.”
Greg Cosell of NFL Films liked some of what he saw on film out of Dysert.
“Now he’s a little scatter shot, and that is a problem as well,” Cosell said, per Rotoworld. “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.”
Like another Miami (Ohio) quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, Dysert takes pride in making things happen even when plays break down. Asked to list his three biggest strengths, he said, “Accuracy, being able to make plays with my feet and throwing on the run.”
Dysert is expected to be a mid-round pick.
Tip of the cap to Tommy Lawlor for the original Dysert link.