2. Can catch
One of the most underrated abilities of Will Dissly at the tight end position is his ability to catch a pass. While he didn’t boast a prolific NCAA career in that department, he does possess the ability to haul in a pass.
He began his college career as a defensive end. After two years, he was persuaded to turn offense by the coaching staff, as the Washington Huskies needed his size and power on the offensive line. In just two seasons, Dissly caught just 25 receptions for 336 yards and three touchdowns.
His NFL scouting report cited his rapid improvement on the offense. And at round four, he is not expected to enter his rookie season as a starter. In fact, his presence as a rookie in summer camp drew praise from coaches. It was eye opening for head coach Peter Caroll, who commented that Dissly performed far better in the passing game than expected.
Given the tight end’s reputation for blocking, pass-catching is an added bonus, and gives the rookie a solid chance of landing on the 53 man roster by the time the regular season begins.