Buccaneers 2021 NFL Draft: Three things to know about Joe Tryon
He should play right away but has work to do.
Perhaps the most significant thing to know about Tryon is that he should play right away. Now, that’s not saying he will be a starter as a rookie, but you’ll see him on the field no doubt.
The thing with pass rushers is that they are an absolute premium in today’s NFL. With the league becoming more and more pass-happy, it’s imperative that teams have several players who can rush the passer and get to the quarterback. Barrett is awesome at this, and Pierre-Paul appears to be a fine wine when it comes to this particular skill. They both are a solid 1-2 for bookend pass rushers, but Pierre-Paul is no spring chicken, and Tryon is the perfect player to come in as a rotational pass rusher to come in and make sure the pass rush doesn’t miss a beat.
As we said, Tryon has some work cut out for him. Fortunately for the Buccaneers, they can afford such a luxury pick. What better team for Tryon to come to in order to hone his skills than Tampa with Barrett and Pierre-Paul? Tryon being a physical specimen at 6-feet-five inches and 259 pounds with that wingspan should be a force once he’s ready to take over for Pierre-Paul.
The Buccaneers really couldn’t have gone wrong with this pick. However, when you consider everything about Joe Tryon, it’s a match made in heaven.