Tampa Bay Buccaneers finish NFL Draft first round with edge rusher Joe Tryon
What do you get a team that has everything? That’s the question the defending Super Bowl champions had to ask when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went on the clock at No. 32 overall to close out the first round of the 2021 NFL draft.
And they got themselves another pass rusher to join Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul, selecting Washington outside linebacker Joe Tryon in Round 1.
Tryon is an athletic edge rusher with good length and power at the point of attack, fitting perfectly as an outside linebacker in the Buccaneers’ 3-4 scheme. He won’t have to start right away with Barrett and Pierre-Paul penciled in on the edges, allowing him to learn during his rookie year.
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A 2020 opt-out, Tryon had 12.5 tackles for a loss and eight sacks in 2019 at Washington, making 41 total tackles.