- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 262 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 8, 1996 (22)
- 2018 / Rd. 4 / Pk. 120 (SEA)
Seattle Seahawks rookie tight end Will Dissly continued to show that he's more than just a blocker by hauling in another touchdown in Week 2. Dissly's score came in the final seconds of the game as Seattle attempted to make a desperate, but ultimately futile, comeback. Dissly snatched three more passes in Monday's game, giving him six receptions and 147 yards on the season so far. While Dissly wasn't expected to be a receiving tight end and the jury's still out on whether this is a run or the new normal, there's no denying that Seattle's offense is sputtering and could use all the help they can get. Dissly may turn into a real stud with this opportunity.
Seattle Seahawks rookie tight end Will Dissly surprised everyone in Week 1 when the expected blocking tight end led the squad in receiving yards in his first pro game. Dissly also snagged his first career touchdown and made everyone reconsider what they thought about his future. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer implied to reporters this week that he knew about Dissly's offensive prowess all along and compared him to the other "complete tight ends" in the league. Given Schotty's praise and comparison, it seems likely that Dissly will see more targets in the passing game moving forward. He could prove to be a waiver wire hero if he can continue to perform anywhere like that in the future.
Seattle Seahawks rookie tight end Will Dissly was supposed to mostly be a blocking tight end, but he led the team in receiving yards in his very first pro game. Dissly did most of his damage on a massive 66-yard catch-and-run that led to a Seattle field goal, and he also grabbed a 15-yarder for his first pro touchdown catch. Dissly's offensive output was quite unexpected, and it remains to be seen if this was a fluke one-time effort or the start of something worthwhile. In the past, Seattle has used their tight ends pretty liberally under head coach Pete Carroll, especially in the red zone, but Dissly faces a lot of stiff competition for touches down there. That said, if he can continue to perform like this, Dissly could become a go-to guy.