The following is an Troy Dye NFL Draft Profile highlighting everything that you need to know about the Oregon linebacker. Listed below is his scouting report highlighting positives and concerns while looking at his NFL player comparison, projection while providing game clips and any other articles and information about him.
Troy Dye NFL Draft Profile
Height: 6’4 Weight: 225 School: Oregon
- Incredible athleticism that can pop at times on tape.
- Speed to close downhill in a hurry.
- Has great length to shed blocks in the run game.
- Ability to covers a lot of ground both in his drops and in zone.
- Toughness – played Washington game with a broken thumb
- Tremendous sideline to sideline range
- Versatility in passing game allows him to cover running backs and tight ends.
- Needs to add strength as he can get overwhelmed by interior lineman
- Anticipation needs to improve as he can get lost in the mix in the run game.
- His angles need worked on, guilty of over pursing plays
Dye was a highly productive player for the ducks totaling 398 tackles in his time in Eugene. Dye’s athleticism is eye popping when you put on his tape, his range and ability to function in man and zone coverage is what coaches will love. His toughness should never be questioned, played the last five games of the season playing at a high level with a broken thumb. Dye’s versatility is my favorite part of his game, as he can cover running backs, tight ends and even be flexed out to cover in the slot. Dye needs to improve his anticipation he made up for that in college with his athleticism but he won’t be able to get away with that in the NFL. At times Dye can be prone to over pursuing plays which cause him to over running the ball carrier. Dye’s hand usage in the run game could also use some work as he can get caught without his arms extended at times.
Dye has the profile on and off the field to work his way into a starter in the NFL. Dye fits best in a 3 – 4 scheme with his ability to drop into coverage and rush the passer. Dye is a perfect third down line backer, he will most likely make his way into the field on special teams to start , his speed and toughness are a perfect for that. Dye should test well at the combine, putting more teams on notice of his abilities.
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