Buccaneers Select Edge Rusher Joe Tryon In Round 1

April 30th, 2021

It’s the people’s pick!

Bucs fans largely wanted the Bucs to go edge rusher tonight in Round 1 of the NFL Draft.

And that was the smart move made by general manager Jason Licht. University of Washington edge rusher Joe Tryon is your newest Buccaneer.

Tryon opted out last season but was a beast in 2019, with eight sacks and 12 1/2 tackles for loss.

NFL Network draft guru Daniel Jeremiah had Tryon to the Bucs in his first mock draft back in January. Tryon has all the attributes of a first-round pick and stands about 6-5, 260 pounds.

If he’s better out of the gate than 2019 fourth-round pick Anthony Nelson, then that’s an upgrade. And Joe will take it.

Outside linebackers coach Larry Foote has done a great job with Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul, who transitioned very well after playing in a 4-3 defense through much of his career before Todd Bowles arrived.

52 Responses to “Buccaneers Select Edge Rusher Joe Tryon In Round 1”

  1. WeeManOfScots Says:

    Bowles got a boner tonight!! Love the pick!!

  2. ModHairKen Says:

    Great pick. Great pick.

  3. Erick Says:

    Let’s go boys!

    Interior offensive line in 2nd round. (Meinerz or Dickerson)

  4. Colin in Canada Says:

    Love it. Welcome Joe

  5. BuccaneerButters Says:

    Welcome to Tampa, Joe!

  6. FortMyersDave Says:

    Oh yeah! Great pick!

  7. Bucanero Says:

    Congrats to Tryon. Go Bucs!

  8. DingleBerry Says:

    Awful. Simply awful. I’m so disappointed. We just wasted our 1st round pick. Ojulari is twice the pass rusher and he was sitting right there for the taking.

    This might be Lichts worst 1st round pick. I’m disgusted.

  9. Lord Corn Says:

    Wooooo!!! Go Bucs!

  10. BDub Says:

    MegaTryon. Great pick JL.

  11. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I’m happy.

  12. BuccaneerScotty Says:


  13. Anonymous Says:

    Pass Rush = Winning GO BUCS!!!!!!

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Good solid pick…..nothing crazy……he’ll help our D.

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    Its exciting to think of the possibility of Tryon rotating with Shaq and JPP. If ha can be an impact our defense just made a big upgrade!!!!!!

  16. c-spann Says:

    @DingleBerry Azeez is too small, he cant hold up in run D

  17. tbbucs3 Says:


    Nobody knows anything about how any of these guys will pan out.

  18. Big Marlon B Says:

    Great guys to learn from, great situation to develop. This kid has the tools and the work ethic to turn into a legit threat. Very happy.

  19. Medicated Pete Says:

    Amazing & if we trade up tomorrow, can get another stud

  20. Chris L Says:

    Great pick!!!

  21. Jerry Says:

    That pick came in immediately. They were not even thinking about anyone else or a trade. They were targeting that guy.

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    JOE!!!!!!!! F#CK YEAH! My #2!!!


  23. QB whisperer Says:

    He looks mean and not too lean. Go Joe, go Bucs!!!

  24. Mike pizzoli Says:

    I’m hoping tryon will be great but I must admit I was hoping for ojulari as well while the pick was being announced, secretly I also really wanted Elijah moore but the ab resigning killed that but it’s ok I’m glad ab is back

  25. Leighroy Says:

    I can’t argue, and in fact like Tryon a lot. Interesting he was announced as an OLb but hes big enough to spell Gholston on 3rd down where Ojulari could not. On 1st or 2nd down he could help keep the mileage low on Shaq/JPP. Thrilled!

  26. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I definitely trust Todd Bowles on this pick….we had a choice of several players and I’m quite sure he was #1 on our board for a good reason.

  27. Big Marlon B Says:


    You sure are doing your best to live up to your name. If you prefer Ojulari, that’s fine….but I don’t think anyone in their right mind can call this an awful pick.

  28. Bird Says:

    The bucs took 2 seconds to take him
    Didnt wait on calls to even move backs a few spots
    They wanted him that bad

    I trust licht and the coaches

    I know the georgia edge rusher was there but he dropped and ESPN cast called him more of a project. Unfortunately did not watch to many georgia games so not sure. We will see in time

  29. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We made the choice immediately….no hesitation whatsoever….no waiting for a trade opportunity…..we wanted Tryon.

  30. View from 132 Says:

    I love people that have angry opinions about draft picks. All the scouts, all the coaches, private investigators, interviews, and random fan is angry. Give the kid a break Dingle, he gets his dream shot to cover punts, work into a D-line rotation and learn the pro game. He could be Eric Curry or Simeon Rice… no tellin’ yet.

  31. Bird Says:

    He can play several spots. He is a monster. He got ripped for pro day. Maybe they have him put back on a few pounds and move around

  32. James Says:

    31 other teams passed on Ojulari. How good can he be DingleBerry?

  33. SKBucsFan Says:

    Love this pick. Always draft OL or DL in round 1 and you will continually have a good team.

  34. MadMax Says:

    Solid pick! Its not fair….we held KC to field goals….its just crazy unreal LOL!

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    MadMax lol

  36. DBS Says:

    Guess what DingleBerry The GM and team does not care what you think. They do not care how you feel. So go ahead and cry. This is the player they wanted at this time.. Sorry it does not meet your all knowing approval.

  37. Bucsfan81 Says:

    Not going to doubt BA and Bowles he shutdown the damn chiefs and maholmes from even scoring a TD. If they think this the guy then I trust it. Just glad they went defense.

  38. BabyGrace Says:


    You wouldn’t know a good bad or indifferent football player if they all bit you!

  39. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Joe Tryon
    Jason Pierre-Paul
    Vita Vea
    Ndamukong Suh
    Shaquil Barrett

  40. geno711 Says:

    @James says

    I agree.

  41. Bucs Guy Says:

    31 other teams also passed on Tryon.

    I’m OK with the pick. Preferred Azeez. Glad we got an Edge. I trust JL and BA.
    He wasn’t BPA though – that was the LB from ND. But we needed a rotational Edge more than a LB who would rarely see the field — even if he has the ability to be the LVD eventual replacement.

  42. JimmyJack Says:

    Lets remember. Drafting Edge Linebackers is something new to the Bucs. Actually, Im not sure if we ever done this before?

  43. Swampbuc Says:

    31 other teams passed on Tryon — uh, yeah, that’s by definition what a first round of thirty-two selectors produces. We picked at 32, we picked him, the only way we could pick him is if all the others in front of us passed. If they had picked him then they would have passed on someone else we would have picked at 32.

    Are you being funny Bucs Guy — if so haha.

  44. USFBUC Says:

    Stats wise Tryon and Azeez put up similar production, this probably just came down to size. Like a few others had noted Tryon is simply larger than Azeez so he is physically a better fit

  45. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Hugh Greene & Broderick Thomas

  46. FrankPillow Says:

    This entire draft should be about building depth at key positions. We won two SBs mainly because of a relentless pass rush that simply overwhelmed the two
    top offenses of their day. Tryon has a ton of upside and fits our scheme. Let’s also sincerely appreciate the fact that we picked 32!!! It’s still so
    surreal. As for Day 2 and beyond, let keep building-up depth at DB (can’t ever have enough), LB, DL, and OL.

  47. Anonymous Says:

    Complain if you like, whoever you are, posters, but Todd Bowles and company are far better than we are at analysis. Solid pick, Pass Rush = Winning. BTW complainers, how many meetings with the Bucs brass have you been on about 2021 draft? How many road trips have you taken to see said player, or how much film have you watched, compared to these guys that it it their livelihood to do so. We know the answers to these questions. GO BUCS!!!!!

  48. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *Hugh Green

  49. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Tryon BEAST. Dingleberry POOP.

  50. Augsut 1976 Buc Says:

    Hugh Green was awesome on the Bucs until the Auto Accident on Dale Mabry. Hugh was my favorite LB by far back when he played for the Bucs. A forgotten legend in Tampa, 2nd in the heisman as a D lineman at Pitt. More could be said, just was a great player until the accident. I believe the Hugh Green was the first player to wear a shield/ visor on his helmet, to protect him because he broke the orbital bone (eye socket) . GO BUCS!!!!

  51. Elita Vita Says:

    Whatever our first impressions are of any pick, bottom line is to have faith in our Gm, Coach and scouting staff. They know more what will fit our system and are much more experienced in accessing talent. Tryon opted out last season and I bet he was on Licht’s radar last year. After all we were a Super Bowl team last year, they must be doing something right.

  52. Mike pizzoli Says:

    It’s ok to state respectfully that you personally preferred another player (as I did earlier) but dingle took it way too far. I am instantly a tryon fan and hope he becomes a dominant player and as plenty of people have already said our gm coach and scouts know far more about this than any of us fans