No. 3 - Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly
Like with Lockett, I am a fan of Will Dissly's. There is no doubt as to his will to play well and to do whatever the Seahawks ask of him. But while Dissly has been able to play more in the last four seasons after his first two years, both of which ended early due to injuries, Dissly receiving production plummeted this year.
Dissly had the lowest number of targets and receptions since his rookie year in 2018 when he only played four games. He had fewer yards receiving than any year in his career except for 2018. For the first time in his career, Dissly failed to catch a touchdown pass until Week 18. He had his lowest catch rate since 2018 as well.
The University of Washington product is still only 27 years old, though. He should have several years remaining to be productive, but he might simply need to go somewhere that uses him better. Dissly can catch and run a bit, but the Seahawks trust him to do that less and less for some reason. In fact, the entire tight end group for the Seahawks this season was underused so maybe the issue is offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.
But Seattle pays Dissly like he is the 16th-best tight end in the NFL. He very well might be but that won't happen the way he is used in Seattle where he is more of a glorified offensive lineman than a tight end. 2024 is the last year of Dissly's current deal and he carries a cap hit of $10.1 million but a dead cap of just $3.1 million. Releasing Dissly saves the team $7 million and allows Dissly to go find a team that gets the best use out of him.