Buccaneers 2021 NFL Draft: Three things to know about Joe Tryon
He opted out of the 2020 season.
Let’s get this out of the way now before we get into the “fun” stuff. There is certainly no judgment for someone choosing to opt-out of playing football in the midst of the COVID pandemic but is something that needs to be taken into account.
As we said, Tryon isn’t a perfect prospect. He is a little raw but we won’t go as far as to say that he’s an all-out project either. There are some intangible/mental things he can improve on, such as his overall aggressiveness, as well as his assuredness when rushing the passer since he can be a little tentative at times. He also could use some coaching when it comes to positioning when setting the edge. However, when he’s got a full head of steam rushing the passer, watch out.
The thing is that Tryon had limited starting reps as it was whilst playing for the Huskies, and opting out of 2020 only exacerbated his limitations or areas to improve on. This isn’t a guarantee that opting out of the 2020 season will stunt his growth and development, but when it comes to what fans need to know about Tryon, it’s a perfect way to start.