Will Dissly

Washington
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Prospect Info

College
Washington
Hometown
Class
Bozeman, MT
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
262 lbs
33 1/4”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.48
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Seattle
Seahawks
Round 4 ‧ Pick 20
40 Yard Dash
4.87
Seconds
 
Bench Press
15
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
28.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
111.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.07
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.4
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
12.12
Seconds
 
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Dissly was just the second player from Montana to ever make Parade Magazine's High School All-American squad, earning honorable mention notice after excelling as an all-state pick on offense and defense for two years for Bozeman High School. He took a spot as a reserve defensive lineman as a true freshman for the Huskies, playing in six games (two tackles) and then starting once in 13 games played the next season (eight tackles, three for loss, one sack). Dissly was asked to try tight end for the team's bowl game after the 2015 season, and he took the challenge. He moved there full-time in 2016, starting five games and playing in all 14. Dissly's blocking was crucial for Washington’s running game over the next two seasons, and his production as a receiver increased from his junior (four receptions, 47 yards, one touchdown) to his senior (21 receptions, 289 yards, two touchdowns) season. He was a co-winner of the team's Husky Excellence Award for his work on and off the field in 2017.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 6
NFL Comparison
David Morgan
Overview
Inexperienced but improving, Dissly is a Y-tight end prospect who has the potential to become a much more productive and effective player than where he stands right now. Dissly has decent size and is nothing special as an athlete, but he displays the toughness and talent to become an NFL blocker as a Day 3 selection.
Strengths
  • Broad through hips and chest
  • Former defensive end and built like it
  • Team player and willing to do what coaches ask
  • Acclimated to position change quickly
  • Plays with toughness and a grinder's mentality as in-line blocker
  • Good pop behind initial contact
  • Quick fit into run blocks and runs his feet
  • Plus hand strength to sustain
  • Locks out arms and maintains positioning as wall-off blocker
  • Good feel and timing when working up to linebackers
  • Decent athlete
  • Able to pace ahead of linebackers on crossing routes
  • Smart
  • Understands how and when to adjust routes to improve catch space
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and focus
  • Has power to drag grabby tacklers for a ride
Weaknesses
  • Will need more technique work and experience as lateral blocker
  • Needs more consistent inside hands as run blocker
  • Still figuring out footwork as run blocker and route-runner
  • Lacks experience in pass protection
  • Uses excessive settle steps getting into route breaks
  • Athleticism benefits him in a very relative radius
  • Slows route pace when turning to find the football
  • May lack vertical speed and ball skills to be a downfield option
  • Below average leaper
Sources Tell Us

"He's a Peterson guy. All-in with his commitment to the team and what he has to do. He won't blow you away with talent or athleticism, but he does his job." - NFC West Coast scout

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league