Joe Tryon is a young man that is just a gamer. Similar to Williams, Tryon enters an edge-rusher class with a lot of uncertainty around it. PFN’s own A.J. Schulte recently mocked Tryon to the Baltimore Ravens in his 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, and it makes a lot of sense why.
For one, there are a lot of edge-rusher-needy teams in that back end of the first round. The Browns, Ravens, Bills, and Buccaneers all have a somewhat significant need at the position. That certainly creates an opportunity for Tryon to sneak into the first round.
However, even aside from that, Tryon’s tape sticks out in a good way. He is such a smooth and explosive athlete. The ease in which he covers ground is eye-opening at times. Considering flexibility, Tryon is quick laterally and can bend to reduce surface area around the arc well. It helps give him true schematic flexibility as a potential 3-4 outside linebacker or 4-3 base end.
Despite those physical traits, it is Tryon’s technical ability that is likely attributing to his rise. Tryon has a vast pass-rush plan and toolbox to work with. There are seriously advanced and mental techniques that Tryon displays on tape that are far advanced. There is no reason to think Tryon cannot step in and be an instant problem for opposing teams. Thus, it is why he is certainly among the late 2021 NFL Draft risers.
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