5 best value picks made by the Vikings during the 2020 NFL Draft

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Troy Dye – LB (Oregon)

Fourth Round, Pick No. 132

The Vikings had three fourth-round choices in this year’s NFL Draft and they used them all on the defensive side of the football. They addressed needs on the defensive line with their first two picks in the round. But they used their last one to take the best player on the board and that was former Oregon linebacker, Troy Dye.

Prior to the draft Dye was projected by some to be selected sometime in the third round. He’s got great size at 6-foot-3 and 231 pounds. He moves extremely well with great sideline-to-sideline speed. He can come up and lay big, bone-crushing hits and he plays with a lot of energy and intensity.

Dye should be a beast in all facets of the game, as his size and great athleticism will allow him to stick stride-for-stride with opposing running backs and tight ends going out on routes.

He’s even got the potential to supplant Eric Wilson as a starter. This will be a tough task for him to accomplish as a rookie, but that’s the type of talent this kid possesses. If he’s able to crack the starting lineup in 2020, getting him with a late fourth-round pick will prove to be a huge value for the Vikings.