Washington Football Juggernaut, TE Will Dissly, among Mayock’s Top 5

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SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 09: Tight end Will Dissly
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 09: Tight end Will Dissly /

Wahington Football tight end Will Dissly is a huge, physical, juggernaut . A versatile tight end who can block and receive. And NFL.com Mike Mayock lists him among his Top-5 tight ends

The Washington Football team boasted some incredible tight end talent in 2017. There was freshman tight end Hunter Bryant. There was tight end Drew Sample. But the player who caught my eye early in the season, a young man I nicknamed Juggernaut, was senior tight end Will Dissly.  Dissly made quite an impact when he made a play on the field. He appeared to be a giant among me – a guy who seemed to wade through defense backs like a honey-smacking bear wades through bees.

Dissly did not rack up a thousand yards receiving. But he can catch passes thrown his way. In fact, he made a spectacular transition from defensive end to blocking tight end for the Washington Huskies.  And he did it between his sophomore and junior seasons.   That’s an incredible feat for any young man.  But this happened on the fly, and with just two seasons remaining in NCAA eligibility, he is now a Top-5 tight end prospect per NFL.com’s Mike Mayock.

A big receiver, a strong blocker

Will Dissly is not about the spotlight.  He is about contributing to help his team win. So when the coaches suggested he switch from the defensive side of the ball to the offensive to make use of his strength in the blocking game, he jumped on the chance. Little did he know that in the next two years, he would excel.   In two seasons, he now emerges as one of the nation’s Top-5 tight-ends.  Wow. THAT is versatility. And if you want to watch a guy shed defensive backs? Check out these highlights

Dissly was not a featured receiver on the Washington offense. But that does not mean that he did not show up big in the passing game. He caught 21 passes for the team all season. But he caught a third, or seven, of those passes in the team’s three losses. So when the team needed a dependable receiver, the Huskies turned to Will Dissly.