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Dysert headed for Combine, but injury will keep him talking

Zac Dysert hopes to impress National Football League personnel with his thoughts this week.

The former Miami University quarterback will be in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday through Sunday, but he won’t be able to work out because of a hamstring tear.

“It’s probably the worst time it could happen, but it happened for a reason,” Dysert said. “I’ve got to live with it now.”

He plans to go through all the off-field interviews at the Combine and wants to talk to as many teams as possible. Each team can interview 60 players.

Dysert suffered his right hamstring injury during a workout in Florida on Feb. 11.

“It was like a mock Combine thing that we were doing,” Dysert said by phone from the IMG Academy in Bradenton, where he’s working out with former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke. “I was running a 40, and at about the 30 or 35, I just felt the pop and knew something happened.

“It’s not fully torn. I guess slight tear is the only way to say it. It’s probably a four-centimeter tear.”

Dysert was told the injury would take three to five weeks to heal, so he’s in rehab mode. He expects to be ready for Miami’s Pro Day in Oxford on March 21.

Jon Gruden’s Quarterback Camp, set for Feb. 27, is also on Dysert’s plate. He won’t work out for Gruden, who analyzes the play of top quarterbacks prior to the NFL draft (which will be held on April 25-27).

Dysert played in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala., completing 10 of 16 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. It was an up-and-down performance that included two sacks.

“I had a phenomenal time,” Dysert said. “I started off kind of rough in the first half and came back in the second half and had a touchdown drive at the end of the fourth, a little two-minute kind of scenario. Obviously I could’ve been better, but it was a tough thing to do, playing with guys you’ve never played with before.”

Dysert doesn’t believe his inability to work out at the Combine will affect his draft stock. He said the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are the NFL teams that have shown the most interest in him thus far.

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