I realize there are tons of young/younger/youngish or even oldish people out there who are still a bit mystified by the reverence so many of us boomer types have for Bob Dylan, even as some of us find his recordings of the past 40 years rather mixed, at times baffling.
It's understandable, if you have mainly been exposed to Geezer Bob, who is hard to get a handle on musically and politically. You may not "get" Dylan but I do "get" your confusion about him. And there's always "the voice" -- certainly a bit hard for many to get past these past decades, if not before.
Anyway, just spend 7 minutes checking out the video I have linked to below -- when Bob was very young himself -- and the lyric excerpts. Perhaps you might "get" him, or at least the special place he held/holds, a little better.