Happy Birthday, Joe Tryon!

April 30th, 2021

Drafted on birthday.

New Bucs edge rusher Joe Tryon will remember this night forever.

Well, yeah, sure. He got drafted how could he not forget. Oh, he will remember the date. Because Tryon was selected by the Bucs on his birthday.

It seems, hearing from Tryon and the Bucs, there was no way he was getting past Tampa Bay at No. 32.

“I know the Buccaneers were interested,” Tryon said. “They interviewed me several times. They told me if I was there at 32, they were going to pick me.”

Tryon said no hard feelings about being the last guy picked in the first round. He said he was much more concerned about who picked him than where he was picked.

“I was worried about getting picked to the right place,” Tryon said.

And he boasted he plans to listen and take to heart everything Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett say.

“I am going to be a sponge, dude,” Tryon said. “They have played at a high level for the past decade. I can’t wait to soak it all in. It’s a big-time opportunity.”

Tyron said not to worry about him sitting out a year at Washington.

“I wasn’t just working out,” Tryon said. “I was doing football activities. I worked with [former Seahawks defensive lineman] Cliff Avril. I can’t wait to get on a field and show that.”

As for who he tries to pattern his game after, Tyron said it would be Chandler Jones.

17 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Joe Tryon!”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    everyone get the young man’s name right…

    he has a hyphenated last name…

    our 1st round draft pick’s name is:

    joe tryon-shoyinka

    and he will be our first pass rusher to ever wear a single digit number…

    number 9…

    #YallShouldReallyGetHisNameRight #WatchFilm #LookAtJersey

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    Just went from six to midnight.

  3. MadMax Says:

    Wow!! Nice!!!

    Happy birthday big guy…know you enjoyed your day 🙂

  4. MadMax Says:

    Tryon-Shoyinka, got it adam….all good if some dont know, its ok.

  5. MadMax Says:

    Btw adam, do you know Vita Vea’s full name? Its a mouthful but cut short…just checking 🙂

  6. Aaron Says:

    Happy B-day…but I still think we over drafted you

  7. JGhotier Says:

    MadMax 😂 (I’m not even sure I know the of number of names in his full name

  8. Leighroy Says:

    JTS it is. Word up

  9. Leighroy Says:

    Shaq and the Two J’s?

  10. MadMax Says:

    LOL JGhotier.

  11. German Buc Says:

    Adam, really all letters lower case??

  12. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Tevita Tuliʻakiʻono Tuipulotu Mosese Vaʻhae Fehoko Faletau Vea
    lol GO BUCS!!!!

  13. adam from ny Says:

    yes madmax…yes august… ^^^^^^

    vita might have the longest name in the world…

    a big man with a big name 🙂

  14. adam from ny Says:


    and maybe…nelly?…lol

  15. geno711 Says:

    I like the pick. I would have liked Barmore as well. Maybe it was the scheme fit if it was a close call as Tryon-Shoyinkang has been playing in a 3-4 system hybrid system.

    It seems to me that he WAS a workout warrior in his 2020 opt out year. His Instagram account is filled with pictures of him working out. His body seems much more ripped now then it was a year ago.

    Tryon-Shoyinkang seems like a fit to me. All I care about is whether it works for our defense

  16. Hodad Says:

    I like what he said about going to the right team rather then where he got drafted. He’s come to the right team loaded with vets who will bring him along. Of course you have to have the want to for learning, and he has that. The skies the limit if he maxes out.

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    happy birthday rook!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!