He is comfortable in coverage.
Now onto Mr. Tryon’s strengths. We mentioned that when Tryon is going downhill and brings all his strength to rush the passer, he can be a problem. That’s not all he’s capable of, however. Tryon brings versatility to Tampa. While he’s listed as an edge-rusher and scouts have him penciled in as a 3-4 linebacker, which generally means pass-rushing specialist, Tryon is pretty good in coverage.
Like most 3-4 outside linebackers, Tryon’s biggest strength is getting to the quarterback and causing havoc. This is just like Bucs starters Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett. However, those two leave something to be desired when it comes to dropping back. Now that’s not saying they’re outright bad at coverage, but they aren’t exactly Derrick Brooks back there either. Thankfully Lavnote David and Devin White are there to pick up the slack.
Tryon may not have notched an interception on his belt, but he did have a couple of defended passes o the stat sheet at Washington. It was a very nice compliment to his nine total sacks ad 14.5 tackles for loss. His versatility and youth should be a breath of fresh air in the pass rushers’ room while he polishes his skills as a rusher.