Seahawks tight end Will Dissly
Dissly has been on several lists in past season for being a projected breakout star. Yet, he has never broken out. In fact, for the last two years, while being more healthy than ever, he has been underused by Russell Wilson. Wilson’s issues seeing over the middle of the field in the last couple of seasons has hurt the offense at times, but especially the tight ends.
Dissly can catch basically whatever is thrown his way. He has a 79.2 percent catch rate when targeted in four years. But in the last two seasons, he has not been targeted more than 29 times in either year. This is while he only missed two total games. The blame for this should go on Wilson and not Dissly. Wilson many times would rather have hit a home run with a pass than a dump-off to pick up yards.
Now the Seahawks have less talented quarterbacks on the roster than Wilson (Geno Smith and Drew Lock) but maybe quarterbacks who are more willing to take what is given to them. For instance, instead of looking long, maybe Smith looks underneath for an open tight end.
This should mean that Dissly sees more targets in 2022. There is no doubt as to his blocking ability; He is one of the best blocking tight ends in the NFL. But he can catch as well and he should have a better chance of proving that this season than in years’ past.