2021 NFL Draft: Joe Tryon adds to Buccaneers embarrassment of riches

2021 NFL Mock Draft prospect Joe Tryon #9 of the Washington Huskies (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
2021 NFL Mock Draft prospect Joe Tryon #9 of the Washington Huskies (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

With the final selection of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers address their pass-rush with functional short-term depth and high-ceiling potential in Washington’s Joe Tryon.

Working magic with their cap space to retain many of the players which were so pivotal in their run to the Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make this selection not only to support their current pairing of Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett but to eventually replace Pierre-Paul when his contract comes to an end following the 2021 campaign.

Measuring in at six-foot-five, 259 pounds with 34-inch arms, Tryon uses his combination of length and startling explosiveness to outmatch offensive tackles when beating them to the edge.

Making the most of the length in his upper body, Tryon is exceptional at pressing his man downhill into the pocket whilst gaining position around the edge. Despite lacking the same power as some of his 2021 NFL Draft peers, Tryon still manages to generate effective functional strength at the point of attack against tackles even as physical as Oklahoma State’s Teven Jenkins.

Tryon also had a chance to display his ability in space, using his length and mobility to remain in front of ballcarriers and operate effectively in the flats.

An exceptional added value for defensive coordinators looking for versatile edge defenders, Tryon can become a multi-functional weapon in the Buccaneers defensive front that fits smoothly alongside comparable athletes such as Devin White.

With a mix of varying edge talents to pick over in the back portion of the first round, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have managed to find a smooth scheme fit with plenty of room for growth.

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Still needing to procure additional depth for the unit throughout the remainder of the draft, Tryon is the perfect starting point thanks to his athletic versatility and ability to be molded into whatever the Buccaneers coaching staff will need of him in the near future.