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Oregon Linebacker Troy Dye Accepts Senior Bowl Invitation

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A Senior Duck has taken the first step into the draft process!

NCAA Football: Nevada at Oregon Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon’s standout senior linebacker and Shout! leader Troy Dye has accepted his invitation to the Senior Bowl tonight. The Senior Bowl is the premier postseason all star event that features some of the best seniors and redshirt juniors from all over college football in Mobile, Alabama.

Dye has posted a team leading 42 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and one sack to go with one interception during his final season as a Duck to date.

He joins a pretty talented list of defenders that have committed to the event such as Cal LB Evan Weaver, Utah DB Julian Blackmon, Utah DB Terrell Burgess, Utah LB Francis Bernard, Tennessee EDGE Darrell Taylor, Syracuse EDGE Alton Robinson, Florida EDGE Jabari Zuniga among others.

The Draft Network has him ranked as the 90th overall prospect and fifth ranked linebacker regardless of outside or inside.

Here are my thoughts on Dye as a prospect:

1. Troy Dye 6’4 225 Senior Oregon

  • Dye is the best linebacker in the conference regardless of inside or outside. Sideline to sideline player. Perfect fit to counter this generation’s offense that requires tempo and space. I do have questions on whether his frame can hold up at the next level. Plays the game with reckless abandon but is smart about it. The leader of the Ducks. Hasn’t missed a game to injury yet but the bumps and bruises are piling up this season with a leg injury and now a broken thumb.

Final rosters will be set in January so we can likely expect a few more Ducks to join the list and some other players around the country as well. It could be the most talented roster in years. Jalen Jelks was the Ducks’ lone representative in 2019.

The first step in the draft process is the Senior Bowl so a lot of draft boards will be set during that week because it’s only postseason opportunity for players to go against each other in front of NFL scouts, coaches, GMs, and other executives.

Congratulations, Troy! Go get em in Mobile!