3 players Buccaneers may trade ahead of 2024 NFL Draft

If the Buccaneers make a move before the NFL Draft, a few guys could make sense as trade candidates.
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OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka

Joe Tryon-Shoyinka
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Like Otton, Tryon-Shoyinka is still early into his NFL career. At 24 years old, Tryon-Shoyinka is set to enter his third season as a Buccaneer, and may already be on his way out of Tampa. As the former No. 32 pick of the 2021 draft, Tyron-Shoyinka has been quite underwhelming, both on the field and in the box score.

Dating back to his rookie season in 2021, Tyron-Shoyinka has complied 114 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, and six passes defended in 51 games (34 starts). This season, Tyron-Shoyinka did show considerable improvement, with season totals of 45 tackles, seven tackles for loss, seven quarterback hits, one pass breakup, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 17 games (12 starts).

Alongside Vea, Calijah Kancey, and Yaya Diaby, Tyron-Shoyinka did help anchor a stout Buccaneers front seven that finished the season allowing just 19.1 points and 344.2 yards per contest, with the former ranking seventh in the NFL. How much Tryon-Shoyinka contributed to this can't be determined, especially considering the dominance of Vea, Kancey, and Diaby.

Since entering the league in 2021, Tryon-Shoyinka has earned PFF grades of 51.5, 67.1, and 65.5, so the 6'5", 229-pound pass rusher has definitely improved as his career has gone on. Compared to other edge rushers in the draft, however, Tryon-Shoyinka wouldn't be hard or expensive to replace, especially with the signing of veteran Randy Gregory.

The Buccaneers did part ways with outside linebacker Shaq Barrett and middle linebacker Devin White, while returning middle linebacker Lavonte David is entering his age-34 season. That automatically gives a reason to keep Tryon-Shoyinka for depth and an in-house option to fill the void left by Barrett or White.

In the days after day three of the draft concludes on April 27, the Buccaneers will have to decide on Tryon-Shoyinka's fifth-year option, which is set at $13.2 million. If Tampa Bay adds a pass rusher prosoect in the draft, then a trade for Tryon-Shoyinka may follow in the days after the draft,

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