Senior Bowl: Dysert struggles early, but finishes strong
Former Miami University quarterback Zac Dysert struggled early on in the 2013 Senior Bowl Saturday afternoon in Mobile, Ala.
The Ada, Ohio native was 1-for-7 for five yards with an interception and a fumble going into his last series of the game. He wasn't able to find a rhythm and look uncomfortable at times. But after his shaky start, he finished the exhibition by throwing the North's only passing touchdown on a 3-yard swing pass to Oregon RB Kenjon Barner with 23 seconds left.
Overall, Dysert completed 10-of-16 passes for 93 yards with an interception and fumble. He also threw a pick on a 2-point conversion attempt after Barner's TD and was sacked twice.
The South beat the North, 21-16.
The good news for Dysert is that he improved throughout the game. The 6-foot-3, 228-pound prospect made his two most impressive throws during his final series. He completed a 16-yard pass to Oregon State's Marcus Wheaton on a deep out route and completed a 11-yard pass - again to Wheaton - late in the drive, which set up Barner's TD.
The bad news for Dysert is that he was inconsistent. But then again there wasn't a QB that was really impressive. Florida State's EJ Manual, who played for the South, threw the game's only other passing TD.
I wouldn't say Dysert improved his draft stock Saturday. He still needs to develop his middle to deep passes, along with his accuracy, but you could tell he has the skills to play in the NFL. With a good showing in the NFL Combine in April, he should still be considered a top 10 QB prospect.