4. Versatile enough to crosstrain as offensive tackle
The Seattle Seahawks have needed help with blocking for years. Now, with Dissly, they get a huge upgrade in that need. This season, the Seahawks address their offensive line woes with plenty of talent. To begin, the team traded for left tackle Duane Brown. Next, the team added offensive lineman D.J. Fluker in free agency. Additionally, the team draft offensive tackle Jemarco Jones. With Dissly, that offensive line appears to be a strong suit for the team.
Still there is a curious upside to this pick. The Philadelphia Eagles star left tackle Jason Peters began his NFL career as a sure-fire blocking tight end. However, insightful coaches with the Buffalo Bills saw his prowess and began to work with Peters at left tackle. The result? An All-Pro left tackle who joined the Eagles and enjoyed a stellar career.
While there is no way to establish a cause-and-effect or link the two careers, you can bet the Seahawks coaching staff have that outcome in the back of their mind. To that point, there are few coaches in the NFL as progressive as those of the Seahawks. For the investment of a fourth round pick, even a possibility of a bookmark offensive tackle is worth the investiment.