Seahawks draft UW tight end Will Dissly in 4th round
- Author: Angelo Rivera May 01, 2018,
May 01, 2018, 6:44
Oklahoma State safety Tre Flowers was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the ninth pick in the fifth round of the National Football League draft on Saturday, and Flowers' life is changing in more ways than one.
Washington tight end Will Dissly celebrates a touchdown in the first half against Montana on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. He also showed his versatility as a pass catcher out of the backfield, and had two kickoff return touchdowns and another TD on a punt return.
But aside from Griffin's selection, general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll made clear the Seahawks intent to re-establish the core tenants of how they want to play: run the ball, play aggressive defense and rely on field position. Seattle now list three tight ends on their roster - Ed Dickson, Nick Vannett and Tyrone Swoopes. "That's what I think is the complete package and I think they understand the body type, 6-foot4, 260-pound tight end is kind of what you look for", he said.
POSTION SWITCH: It wouldn't be a Seattle draft without at least one player switching positions. Fast-forward a few years, and now Dissly is being asked to play tight end at the highest level. He finished his career with 23 receptions for 277 yards and three touchdowns.
QB CALLING: For just the second time in nine drafts, the Seahawks used a draft pick on a quarterback.
The Seahawks picked Green after trading back three spots, sending the 76th pick to Pittsburgh in exchange for Pick No. 79 and a seventh-round pick (220 overall). Seattle indicated this may be the year it takes a QB to develop behind Russell Wilson, the only other QB drafted by the team since 2010.
However many picks Seattle ends up with, expects the focus to be on the defensive side with needs for a defensive end/pass rusher and more depth in the secondary.