After a promising rookie year in which he recorded four sacks, Bucs outside linebacker Joe Tryon-Shoyinka is slated to become a full-time starter. Tampa Bay elected not to re-sign 33-year old Jason Pierre-Paul, and Tryon-Shoyinka is now ready to take over.

But is he ready to make his first Pro Bowl in just his second NFL season? Former NFL executive Mike Tannenbaum thinks so. Writing for The33rdTeam.com, Tannenbaum listed Tryon-Shoyinka as one of five breakthrough players who could make their first Pro Bowl this year. This is what Tannenbaum had to say about the Bucs’ first-round pick in 2021:

“The Tampa Buccaneers have had an interesting offseason, to say the least, with their franchise QB retiring, then un-retiring as well as their head coach stepping down, moving into a managerial role and the defense coordinator taking his place. They have also had some turnover on defense with Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul not re-signing with the team. This allows for 2021 1st round pick, Joe Tryon-Shoyinka to step in and take the role as a pass rusher on defense.”

Tryon-Shoyinka’s Pass-Rushing Efficiency

Tannenbaum continues with some interesting pass rush statistics from Tryon-Shoyinka’s rookie season.

“On an extremely talented defense, Tryon-Shoyinka will have plenty of opportunities to rush 1-on-1 against a tackle or a guard. Last season, he had a pass rush win rate of 11.6%, and a 10.2% pressure percentage. Both the pressure percentage and the pass rush win rate were higher than Suh and JPP, by a significant margin. Along the defensive line, he finished 4th in pressures generated. And had the 5th highest pressure percentage on the 2021 Buccaneers. Pressures and pressure percentage are both statistically significant to future sack rate, which could bode well for Tryon-Shoyinka in 2022.”

To see which other four players Tannenbaum believes might make their first Pro Bowl, click here.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 27th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
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Naplesfan
Naplesfan
1 month ago

Certainly plausible that Joe will do well enough to get an invite to the Pro Bowl. For all the caterwauling amongst some of the usual suspect commenters here wailing about our fifth best defense in the league last year, supposedly in drastic need of boosting, they never listened to our coaches and GM – that would be our championship winning coaches and GM – who said repeatedly this offseason that one of their key objectives was to get younger on the defensive front seven. Mainly because the Bucs believed that some of their aging stars just didn’t have the get… Read more »

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fredster
fredster
1 month ago

I like him a lot. Hoping he has huge year. With the current roster if he doesn’t play well we are in big trouble imo. I’m not sure Bucs are done with free agency. Perhaps another DT and OLB will be added for rotation and depth.

Alldaway 2.0
Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

That is great for JTS but the Bucs still need reinforcements for their front seven as it is not enough.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

What is “enough”?

Kimba
Kimba
1 month ago

Perhaps Anthony Nelson may be the star of the pass rush–he had a better year than Tryon and he is in a contract year–I would look to him to take a next step in addition to Tryon

Horse
Horse
1 month ago

Why on earth are you throwing All Pro out there? So, if he doesn’t make All Pro, he’s a disappointment. Come on Scott, you know better than that!

scubog
scubog
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

Scott was just noting the opinion of Mike Tannenbaum. He never said he agreed or not with Mike’s prediction.

Horse
Horse
Reply to  scubog
1 month ago

Scubog, all the more reason why, he shouldn’t had even addressed it in the first place.

Bucnut2
Bucnut2
1 month ago

I’m not impressed with him. He dances too much without engaging. IMO this is the year we question why he was drafted so high. Sorry SR this article indicates you are way over your skies with JTS

twspin
twspin
1 month ago

I’m from that Missouri Breaks crew..Show me Tryon. You are gonna have to make one hell of a leap this season. You and Nelson. We shall see. No hiding in this NFL, Thats what I luv about it. Everybody has hopes of being all-Pro right now. But only the few…..

Last edited 1 month ago by twspin