Troy Dye finally got selected and Duck nation rejoiced

Dylan Mickanen
NBC Sports Northwest

Despite being a projected third-round pick in many mock drafts, Troy Dye did not hear his name called during Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft.

He was not pleased.

Dye didn't need to wait long to hear his name called as the Minnesota Vikings saw what all of Oregon saw, and selected him 132nd overall.

Dye finished third in Oregon program history in career tackles (397) and tied for fourth in tackles for loss (44.0). The four-year starter at Oregon should thrive in Mike Zimmer's defense that utilizes double A-gap blitzes and more importantly, prioritizes being tougher than the opponent. 

Despite knowing he was NFL bound in a few months, Dye finished out his senior season playing through a broken thumb and a torn meniscus resulting in a Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl victory. The Duck finished his 2019 campaign with 84 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles. 

No wonder the Vikings drafted him.

When the pick was in, social media lost their minds, including many of his former teammates loving it.

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