Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

When Seahawks tight end Will Dissly is healthy and on the field, he is a productive asset to the team.

The sad thing is for Dissly, he has been more injury-prone than to really see what his full potential really is.

Coming into his third year in the league, maybe Dissly’s luck will finally change.

Seahawks fans always have hope, but ESPN expects the promising tight end to really shine this year. The four-letter network produced its list of players they expect to break out in 2020.

Dissly made the list at number 20 in the rankings.

ESPN’s methodology for the ranking goes like this:

- Drafted in the third round or later, or signed as an undrafted free agent.

- Entered the NFL between 2017 and 2019.

- Fewer than 500 career offensive or defensive snaps (except running backs, who are allowed just 300 offensive snaps).

- Have not signed a contract extension (players who have bounced around the league looking for the right spot, however, still qualify for the list).

- Age 26 or younger in 2020.

So far in his 10 career games, Dissly has seen 376 snaps, has 6 touchdown receptions on 31 catches, and has averaged 13.5 years per reception. He also has caught 75.6 percent of his targets.

To stat pad more, out of those 31 catches, 19 of them have resulted in a first down.


Six of Dissly’s receptions in his career have resulted in either a first down or a touchdown.

Not bad at all, Dissly.

Before his injury in 2019, Dissly was becoming, at the time, the second-best receiver Seattle had, and a very important asset for Russell Wilson. Dissly had four or more catches in weeks two through five of the season and had at least one touchdown reception in weeks two through four.

If Dissly can remain healthy, as ESPN points out, then he could be a fantastic offensive weapon. Sadly, he just hasn’t had the opportunity to show that just yet.

Dissly playing a full 14 games in a season could make the Seahawks offense immensely better.

He might be the one missing piece for the team to make a Super Bowl run this year.