Ranking every Tampa Bay Buccaneers first round draft pick since 2014

A power ranking of every first-round draft pick made during the Jason Licht era.
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7. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, DE/Washington - 2021 NFL Draft - Round 1, Pick 32

Labeling Joe Tryon-Shoyinka as a bust is a bit premature, but he has been quite underwhelming to this point in his career. He still has the upcoming season to prove himself before the Bucs are forced to make a decision regarding his future with the team.

Through three seasons, Tryon has logged 13 sacks. He has remained consistent with his production, with four sacks in each of his first two seasons and improving to five sacks last season. His numbers are serviceable but do not live up to the expectations that come with his status as a first-round draft pick.

The Bucs had hoped Tryon-Shoyinka would blossom into a dominant force off the edge and possibly record double-digit sacks. Instead, Tryon-Shoyinka was benched last season in favor of rookie YaYa Diaby, who logged 7,5 sacks as a rookie and looks to be the future of the position for the Bucs.

Tryon-Shoyinka still has a chance to develop further, he is still only 24 years old, and he has a lot of potential. He is one of the more athletic players at his position in the league, and he has earned a reputation for being able to get into the backfield but not finishing plays. There is still a lot of refining to be done as Tryon-Shoyinka is still quite raw despite multiple seasons in the league, but if he can continue to grow as a player and sharpen certain aspects of his game, he can still be a quality starter in the NFL.

For now, he hasn't done enough to be considered a successful draft pick, especially with the high standards Jason Licht has set for his front office.