“He’s Going To Have To Get A Little Bit Stronger”

March 2nd, 2022

Joe Tryon-Shoyinka with one of his four sacks this season.

Listeners of the Best In Class podcast have heard this for weeks, and yesterday it crossed the lips of Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht.

2021 first-round pick Joe Tryon-Shoyinka needs to get stronger. It’s a key offseason task for him to raise his edge rusher game and to be stout in the run game.

Licht made that clear yesterday at the NFL Scouting Combine in a chat with Joe and assembled local media in a hallway ofr the Indiana Convention Center.

“We thought he made some big steps,” Licht said. He played mostly in rotation. He’s going to have to get a little bit stronger and a little bit more disciplined in the run game. But that will come. That usually happens with a young pass rusher coming in his first year as a rookie. So that’s the thing that you need to develop the most. He’s definitely skilled as a rusher. We’ll get better there, as well.”

Later, Joe asked Bucco Bruce Arians about Tryon-Shoyinka rushing inside and his ability there versus outside. The head coach said big No. 9 showed promise inside but his future is as an elite edge rusher. And Arians stressed that being “dominant” off the edge is in Tryon-Shoyinka’s future.

17 Responses to ““He’s Going To Have To Get A Little Bit Stronger””

  1. DoooshLaRue Says:

    He’s got the motor, just needs to bulk up and refine his style.

  2. SB Says:

    What Doosh said!!! Kid will be better than most think.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Yes, he will have to spend more time in the weight room, because he is not in the Pac 10 anymore. But he has speed, and you can not coach speed. You either have it, or you don’t. The strength will come.

  4. Niles Says:

    First round bust.

  5. SB Says:

    Your mama was a first round bust Niles

  6. Biff Barker Says:

    There is an inverse relationship between strength and speed. Will some muscle mass affect JTS’ quickness? We will see soon enough.

  7. WillieG Says:

    It’s good to have a coaching staff that actually develops players

  8. Joe Says:

    It’s good to have a coaching staff that actually develops players


  9. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I think that was clearly evident last year. He appears to easily redirected on the outside at his current weight.

  10. Hodad Says:

    Let’s not forget this kid didn’t play any football the year before. Had he, might’ve been a top ten pick. He had a lot of catching up to do last year. This year he should be ready to roll. Watch the Bucs draft a 3 tech DT with their first pick. That would give us 3 1st rounders on the D line. I’d be fine with an edge rusher first, and a DT second, see how it shakes out. I think that’s the direction we take in the draft.

  11. Bucs Win Says:

    If he gets after it in the weight room and changes his cosmetic muscles into functional muscle he’ll be fine.

  12. SKBucsFan Says:

    JYS showed signs of brilliant play last year. If he continues to improve on that and plays full time he will get 15+ sacks. Count on it.

  13. Tony Says:

    Would be even better if he could learn from some of the guys like Rice or Brooks or one of them. Sapp would be a little questionable right now. I’d just stick to Rice & Brooks.

  14. PassingThru Says:

    He is strictly a speed rusher and rookie-raw. Needs both strength and counter moves.

  15. Niles Says:

    Should have taken Trask in the first round as they originally considered; there were better defenders in the second round than this bust.

  16. SlyPirate Says:

    JPP Rookie Year: 24 solo tackles, 4.5 sacks
    JTS Rookie Year: 21 solo tackles, 4 sacks

    BTW, JTS was robbed of two sacks.

  17. Oneilbuc Says:

    Willie G . They haven’t developed a quarterback yet !!