With Super Bowl LIII coming up on Sunday, we have been wrapping up the 2018 season for the Seattle Seahawks with a review of the players the team selected in the draft last spring. Thus far we’ve already taken a stab at grading
- First round running back Rashaad Penny,
- Third round defensive end Rasheem Green,
- Seventh round quarterback Alex McGough,
- Sixth round defensive end Jacob Martin
- Fifth round tackle Jamarco Jones,
- Fifth round punter Michael Dickson and
- Fifth round linebacker Shaquem Griffin.
That leaves just two draft picks left, so today we’ll take a look at the one of those two picks who started off with a bang, but then joined fellow draft class member Jamarco Jones on injured reserve after suffering a devastating knee injury in the Week 4 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
I know it’s hard for Seahawks fans to fathom a player with high levels of athletic ability and a physical demeanor suffering a season ending injury while playing a road game in Glendale against the Cardinals, but that is exactly what happened with fourth round tight end Will Dissly.
Dissly shined in the Week 1 opener against the Denver Broncos, blocking well against a stellar defensive front seven, while also acting as a dangerous weapon in the passing game. Dissly finished the season with 156 yards on just 8 catches, but three of those catches happened to contribute 105 yards against the Broncos in Week 1. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, that contribution was not enough to overcome the altitude, and the Hawks dropped a game that was within their grasp of winning.
In any case, there are obviously more questions than answers regarding Dissly’s recovery from his torn patellar tendon, and it’s just a matter of waiting until training camp to see how his knee is doing and whether he’ll be able to take the field in 2019. In the meantime all we can do is dream about what might have been and speculate about what could be when he returns.
And, since it’s the offseason and we’ve got nothing better to do, we can grade the pick.
How do you grade the drafting of Will Dissly in the fourth round of the 2018 draft?
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