NFL versatility makes Dissly incredibly valuable
When he lines up, he is a formidable mass of muscle. A tight end who, on the right team, could convert to the offensive tackle position in the NFL. Isn’t that how Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters got his start? And if you watch the film, you see flashes of that level of brilliance. After all, he had just two seasons to make the transition. Imagine how high the bar is raised in two more seasons?
The News Tribune focused on Dissly in an article by Todd Milles before the season. In that article, Coach Chris Pedersen was asked about Dissly’s progress at tight end:
"“He can set the edge pretty good,” UW coach Chris Petersen said. “At times, he flashes in a big play, a real positive way. But like everything, we’re working for consistency. He’s making good strides. He’s certainly different than he was last year.”"
But blocking is not the only thing he does well. Just ask the Montana Grizzlies.