After all the speculation for what position they would go with at Pick 32, the Bucs have selected Washington edge rusher Joe Tryon with their first round pick.

Tryon has great size and strength that really jumps off the screen when you watch him. He uses that power to his advantage, but also has excellent lateral quickness that opens up pass rush opportunities. Though he opted out in 2020, he had a great 2019 season with 41 tackles, 12.5 tackles-for-loss and eight sacks.

Although he doesn’t have a lot of experience or production with just two years at Washington and nine sacks over his career, Tryon is a gifted athlete with a high ceiling. With a muscular, 6-5, 260-pound frame and 4.65 speed, Tryon has NFL-ready size to set the edge and also get after the passer.

And Tryon’s best football is ahead of him.  He’s an ideal developmental pass rusher to come to Tampa Bay and learn behind veterans Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett. The Bucs will love his relentless motor and the energy he brings to the field. Playing in Jimmy Lake’s 3-4 hybrid scheme, Tryon was asked to do a lot of what Todd Bowles asks of his outside linebackers. This includes dropping into coverage on occasion.

Pierre-Paul and Barrett will take the majority of the snaps at edge rusher. Yet Tryon could fit in right away as third on the depth chart ahead of Anthony Nelson. Learning under two of the best pass rushers in the game will be of great value in his first season.

Not only did Pewter Report have him as a Bucs’ best bet, Scott Reynolds had him mocked to the Bucs in his latest seven-round mock draft. Here is an excerpt of what Reynolds had to say.

“Tryon is comfortable rushing from both sides of the defensive line. He knows how to effectively come underneath on stunts, which were commonly called at Washington,” Reynolds said. “Tryon has experience playing in a 3-4 scheme, as well as rushing in a four-man front. His transition to Tampa Bay’s defense should go rather smoothly.

“Drafting this physical, high-energy player at the end of the second round and having him learn for a year behind the likes of Barrett and Pierre-Paul would be ideal for Tampa Bay’s pass rush long term. Tryon could be the eventual replacement for Pierre-Paul, and having him split time during his rookie season could help extend the shelf life of JPP.”

Jon Ledyard also predicted Tryon to the Bucs in a recent PR Roundtable, which you can read here.

Watch Tryon’s Washington highlight video below.

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Alldaway 2.0
3 months ago

Yes! Build those trenches.

thewbacca
3 months ago

Love the pick and kudos to the PR writers for their analysis and inkling of this player going to the Bucs. Tryon can develop on a team of outstanding dlinemen and coaches.

seat26
3 months ago

I like this a lot. We get a guy who might be able to step in when JPP hangs it up, and we get a guy, that Vita Vea can pal around with from the old school.

Alldaway 2.0
3 months ago

Huge upgrade at the #3 pass rusher.

EastEndBoy
3 months ago

Well, maybe….he’s a project so we’ll see. I just think if you have a chance to take unquestionably the top rated DT in the draft at #32, given Suh’s likely retirement after the season and the dearth of depth at DT we have, then you take Barmore IMO, but we’ll see.

Horse
3 months ago

Okay I get it; the question is will he really pan out? Played only two years and sat out last year. I call this pick a Project .

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  Horse
3 months ago

He isn’t that big of a project. Don’t be surprised if he passes most of the guys on the depth chart to be behind Shaq and JPP.

Dave
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
3 months ago

Well the bar is set pretty low there. There’s zero depth behind JPP and Barrett

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  Dave
3 months ago

And now the Bucs have depth but Tryon isn’t a meek player. When he is on the field with JPP and Shaq and LVD and White things are going to be very, very interesting. Lets leave it at that…..

Naplesfan
Reply to  Horse
3 months ago

All college players are projects in the NFL. All of them.

Dave
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 months ago

That’s so incredibly innacurate it’s not even funny

Good wins with Godwin
3 months ago

Once again, great prediction by the PR crew. Tryon seems legit and will be a great test for sample size vs ceiling. I’m betting on the latter.

SaskBucs
3 months ago

It’s the trenches so I am happy. With Jenkins, J.O.K., Barmore among others on the board still, a trade back 3-6 spots would have been ideal.

I kinda had my heart set on Jenkins. Replacement for Cappa next year and if anyone went down this season, Tom wouldn’t break a sweat with Jenkins or Stinnie stepping in.

Go Bucs!

Dave
Reply to  SaskBucs
3 months ago

Same here dude! It was hard to stomach us passing on Jenkins, and take a project 2nd round talent. Even Koromoah was hard to pass on, as a top 15-20 talent. This pick is either going to hit big, or completely bust. Hopefully there’s enough talent to learn from, that it will be a hit

Naplesfan
Reply to  Dave
3 months ago

Now tell me, how many Super Bowl winning teams did you general manage and run the draft for?

Dave
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 months ago

As many as everyone else on this site, who also offered their opinion, yourself included. There were multiple other people(including the person who originally wrote this comment), who also preferred the same exact 2 players over Tryon as I did. But there was no condescending reply to their comment. Weird

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Dave
3 months ago

Was never a fan of this guy. At least not at 32. Mid 2nd in a trade back, or at 64, sure. Would much rather we took Koromoah or Jenkins. Both unanimously viewed as top 20 talents. This pick could be a HR, or a total flop. Way too much risk for a 1st rounder. Guess time will tell. Hope this dude gets the proper coaching and hits his high ceiling

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Naplesfan
Reply to  Dave
3 months ago

And that is why you aren’t the General Manager of a Super Bowl winning team.

Dave
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 months ago

Luckily for me, I never care what you have to say. You don’t like me, I don’t like you. Evident in the fact that you had no reply to the rest of the comments that didn’t like the pick. Just mine. Fact remains, I have my own opinion, the same as you, and everyone else on here. If we didn’t have our own opinion, there would be zero point in having a comment section.

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PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Dave
3 months ago

It’s not as big of a risk as you’re making it out to be. He isn’t being asked to come in and start right away, he’s got all the tools in the world, and he will get to learn from jpp, shaq, and is surrounded by guys that can make plays. You’re acting like we have no one and reached for him in the top 10. I’d understand your frustration then, but that’s not the case. Like wirfs last year, many of you were dogging wirfs, saying he was a reach, that he wasn’t good enough. Now all of you… Read more »

Dave
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

Yeah for 2021, whoever we picked may not matter. But one thing is sure, we may not be the clear front runner for very long. Especially when Brady retires. So if this dude never figures it out, we’re in a hole at edge rusher. Look, I’m not saying I hate the move. Nor am I saying I don’t get the move, because I do. I’m just saying, this guy is a project. There were safer picks on the board.(JOK, Jenkins, Moehrig). And plenty of people felt the same way I did. Not a ridiculous opiniok to prefer someone else. And… Read more »

KhanRada
3 months ago

The Buccaneers can reduce Jason Pierre-Paul’s snaps with Joe Tryon keeping him healthy

PatrioticChief
3 months ago

There were better players on the board, at least in terms of guys with higher floors who also had good ceilings, but it could have been worse. If he works out he’s a steal but the draft graveyards is filled with those sort of projections.

AlbJack65
3 months ago

The young man obviously has the skill, the physical attributes and the scheme fit to be very successful on the Bucs’ D. Having a year or 2 to learn behind to top tier players should help his development. It’s what’s between the ears that worries me. Sitting out last season leaves a nagging doubt in the back of my mind regarding his commitment. Hope I’m wrong.

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  AlbJack65
3 months ago

That’s dumb. Last year we were in the middle of a pandemic and he wasnt the only player to sit out and the first round was littered with players who sat out last year. You’re going to hold it against him that he made the best choice for his and his families health? Yea, I’m glad Licht is our GM and not you or any of the other people here who claim to know more than him.

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AlbJack65
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

“That’s dumb”? I give a detailed opinion on the pros and cons of the draft pick and your response is “that’s dumb”? If you’re a 5th grader commenting on a forum meant for adults I will cut you some slack, otherwise try to engage in intelligent debate. I do not have anything against the young man personally. I’m simply concerned that he would choose to sit out when people of his age are more likely to die in an automobile accident than they are of Covid19. I’m assuming he did not avoid car travel last year. As I said, I… Read more »

BucLife
3 months ago

As previously and often stated I am not too big a fan of Tryon as a prospect and was so excited to see guys like JOK, Jenkins, Dickerson and to a lesser extend Ojulari still on the board, but trust in the Bucs scouting work and at least it shows that they like Tryon a lot. JOK and Jenkins were some of my absolute draft darlings, but welcome to the Bucs Tryon. Please prove me wrong.

PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

Many of you hating the pick are the same ones who hated tristan wirfs. How did that turn out? Tryon has plenty to work with and isn’t going to be relied upon to start so he’s got the time to develop. I trust Licht. And I love this pick.

Naplesfan
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

Exactly. Half of more of the regular commenters here are such excellent General Managers in the NFL that the closest they’ll ever get to being one is imagining themselves in Jason Licht’s shoes, wallowing in their visions of self-grandeur.
Until he proves otherwise, I’ll grant Jason Licht the benefit of any and every doubt on assembling our roster on the Bucs.

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 months ago

Dave literally sat on here last year and dogged tristan wirfs and he along with everyone else is doing the same thing with tryon. Saying he was a reach at the 32nd pick is comical considering after that pick is when the second round starts. And I don’t get why everyone thinks cappa is not going to be here after this season. Licht has shown that he retains the good players he’s drafted and cappa won’t be any different. We can also franchise him if it gets to that point.

Dave
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

Again, I “dogged” Licht trading up a pick, when SF had zero intention on picking a OT. Everyone knew it, except Licht. You can defend the trade up all you want, but Lynch played Licht. It’s ok to admit that. You won’t have to turn in your Bucs fan card by doing so. But as it turns out, Wirfs ended up playing extremely well. If he plays that good his entire career, nobody will care that we threw away a draft pick to move up a spot And as far as resigning Cappa, you do realize the insane amount of… Read more »

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PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Dave
3 months ago

He played Licht so well that Licht ended up with an elite tackle and a super bowl victory. If that’s your definition of being played, I’ll take it. You overthink things man. Just chill out and enjoy the ride

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

We need to keep our o line intact. So I believe that cappa becomes a priority to resign.

Dave
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

Oh trust me, I’m enjoying the ride. My only point is that Licht didn’t need to make that trade. Whether he hit on Wirfs or not. The blow is just minimized 1 year in, because Wirfs looks like a major hit so far, and we won the SB. At the end of the day, if Wirfs ends up playing this good his entire career, it’ll all be forgotten

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Horse
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

You’re wrong assuming we hated the pick and about Wirf too. I get it why they picked him; I was more surprised they didn’t trade down a few spots and use that extra pick to move up in the 3rd round. I hope Tyron is a huge plus for us to get back to the SB.

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Horse
3 months ago

No, I’m not wrong about people hating on wirfs on here because there are plenty of comments that you can look back at, and read exactly 1 year from last night. It’s easy to say now that “we didn’t hate the pick and we’re “mad that we didn’t need to trade to get him” that crap doesn’t matter if you’re sold on a guy and you want to get him no matter what. And of a talent of wirfs calibur, it was worth it and there’s no arguing that. There are also plenty of people on here complaining about Tryon… Read more »

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AlbJack65
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

I was a big fan of the Wirfs pick. I am somewhat skeptical but cautiously optimistic of this pick.

scubog
3 months ago

I sure don’t know enough about any of these players to make such a definitive remark as some of the commenters do here. I suppose it’s folks’ “truth over facts” concept. What I did know with certainty, was no matter who the selection, it would be met with “woulda, coulda, shoulda” responses.

geno711
3 months ago

I like the pick. I would have liked Barmore as well. Maybe it was the scheme fit if it was a close call as Tryon-Shoyinkang has been playing in a 3-4 system. Again, I liked Barmore as well but there were concerns about Barmore having a consistent motor; it did not feel like he was as good/consistent as past Alabama defensive tackles now in the pros either. The best thing about Barmore was that he showed up big in big games IMO. However, another guy that the Bucs took in the 1st round from Alabama who showed up big in… Read more »

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surferdudes
3 months ago

Baltimore jumped the Bucs to pick the kid from Penn St who I was really scared we might pick. I’ll take this kid over him. Our guy didn’t play last year so he no sacks. The other kid played, and he had no sacks! You would’ve thought a QB would’ve at least tripped over him! He had a great work out tho, and looked the part. I’ll take production over looks any day. Jimmy Lake is plugged into the Bucs, runs some of the same stuff we do. The great thing is as mentioned, he’s not coming in as a… Read more »

Dave
Reply to  surferdudes
3 months ago

That’s the one key factor that gives me hope. The fact that the Bucs have a great relationship with Jimmy Lake. So they obviously know everything there is to know about Tryon. I definitely preferred Jenkins, because I think he’s a very safe tackle. But at the end of the day, Tryon has a ton to love. His relentless motor, physical gifts, and at times, elite production to match. Hopefully learning behind a true team leader in JPP, will pay dividends. Even if he doesn’t help much in 2021, hopefully he learns everything he needs to learn to step in,… Read more »

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Joseph
3 months ago

Man would have loved jenkins at 32 but if bucs can develop this guy great size good motor seems to have the attitude the bucs are looking for hoping for the best definitely an upgrade over nelson. Definitely wasn’t a secret this was going to be the pick that’s for sure lol

Dave
Reply to  Joseph
3 months ago

With you on Jenkins. But also completely agree that, barring him being a total bust, Tryon should be a clear and significant upgrade over Nelson. The incredible lack of production we got from our 3rd pass rusher last year, was a killer at times. Especially when Vea was out due to injury. So the need was obvious. And even if Tryon doesn’t progress quickly, hopefully he’ll still give us better production than we got from Nelson, Gill, etc..

fredster
3 months ago

I like the pick. There was no depth behind JPP and Shaq. Go Bucs!

owlykat
3 months ago

This was the right pick for the Bucs looking to the future and Tryon can also help JPP this year by helping to spell him at times while also learning a lot from him too. It will extend JPP’s career longer.

surferdudes
3 months ago

I don’t know a thing about Jenkins, but with Smith extended, and Wirfs locking down RT tell me why we should’ve drafted an OT?

bucbradstill
3 months ago

I like the pick , it’s ok. JOK is not a fit for our D. He’s a 4-3 WILL. He does not process his way through traffic well enough to make him a fit. He weighs 216. Jenkins would have been an Ok pick also, but we don’t need an OT in round one. We need IOL, and can get that after round one. Same for OT depth. Barmore I’m not a fan of. Too much baggage. IDL is not deep but some good fits late 2nd or 3rd in Tufele, Togiai is very underrated, and for a Big man… Read more »