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Troy Dye | 45

IB | Oregon | Minnesota Vikings
Ht: 6032 / 6' 03" | Wt: 231 | Upd: 01/05/2021

Vitals

Birth Date: 09/18/1996
Age: 24
Original Team: MIN
NFL Entry: 20 04 132
NFL Exp: R
Depth Chart Key: 20/4
Team History: MIN

Player History

07/20 MIN D/C signed
09/20 MIN IR 3
10/20 MIN IR/DFR 8
10/20 MIN activated 8

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about TROY DYE: Oregon, 6032 231 4.75. Four-year starter, Norco, CA. Led the team in tackles all four seasons and was a second-team All-Pac 12 selection in 2019. Good overall length on a thin frame. Quick instinctive prospect with solid techniques and a nose for the ball. Accurate with read and key diagnose with solid inside fits. Shuffles downhill and adjusts with a burst once he sees it. Has the ability to re-direct inline in spite of his lanky frame. Normally uses his hands and base well to take on blocks, get separation and shed. Plays with knee bend and works through blocks on the move. Has sideline to sideline range in pursuit and makes plays in space. Throws his body into tackles with fundamental form. Productive as a blitzer with good anticipation at the snap and ability to chase behind the line. Reads routes well in zone schemes and closes the voids in between zones. Smart defender who finds the throwing lane. Covers ground in coverage and has made some remarkable plays on the ball. Quick reacting on the throw. Lack of lower body bulk shows up versus linemen at the second level. If squared up he can be blown out of the gap. Can give up yardage after contact on one-on-one tackles. While a solid zone defender, he struggles at times with route breaks in man coverage. Occasionally fooled by play action and run/pass option. Overruns the play on the perimeter at times. He may not fit some schemes inside but could be 4-3 Will in some defenses. His overall ability projects him to a solid backup and situational player that could start. He should be solid on special teams. Suffered a broken right thumb late last season. 2019 stats: 84 T, 9.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 4 PBU, 4 QBH, 2 FF, 2 INT. Medical exclusion at Combine. Third/fourth round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 3/8, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).