4 most disappointing Vikings from their Week 13 win over the Jaguars

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Dan Bailey
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Troy Dye – LB

Troy Dye had a huge opportunity to show his skills against the Jaguars, but he came up short. Eric Kendricks went down in warmups with a calf injury and this forced Eric Wilson into the middle linebacker role for the Vikings. This should’ve resulted in some increased opportunities for Dye, but he didn’t do all that much with his extra snaps out on the field.

Dye managed just four tackles on the day and that was about it. He struggled to cover Jacksonville’s tight ends as they combined for 10 receptions and nearly 90 yards.

The Vikings have received a ton of production from their 2020 rookie class, but in his first year in the NFL, Dye hasn’t shown much at all. He only has 17 total tackles on the season and he hasn’t come up with any big plays. With his speed and athletic ability, one would think that he would have at least a sack or some tackles for a loss, but that hasn’t happened.

Maybe Dye’s lack of production has to do with his scrawny frame. Dye looks more like a long snapper, or even a punter, on the field and not an NFL linebacker.

Hopefully, in the upcoming offseason, Dye will add some weight and muscle to his frame, so he can hold up and fight his way through blocks on his way to blowing up the opposing ball carrier.