Buccaneers select Washington pass rusher Joe Tryon with final pick of first round

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Winning the Super Bowl means picking last in the next NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers put a wrap on the first night of the NFL Draft by selecting Washington pass rusher Joe Tryon with the 32nd overall pick.

Tryon opted out of playing the 2020 season for the Huskies and entered the NFL Draft instead. During his last season at UW in 2019, he had 41 tackles with 8.0 sacks in 13 games played for the Huskies. He was named a second-team All-Pac-12 selection for this season at Washington.

He was also a teammate of Buccaneers nose tackle Vita Vea for a season with the Huskies, though Tryon redshirted during Vea’s final season at UW.

Tryon joins the Buccaneers pass rushing group that features Shaquill Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul will be in the last year of his current contract with the team in 2021, which allows Tryon to theoretically be a transitional option for the future of the team’s pass rush.

5 responses to “Buccaneers select Washington pass rusher Joe Tryon with final pick of first round

  1. Annndd, with that pick 32 teams selected the highest rated player on their board. Again.

    Tomorrow, many selected players will have had first round grades.

  2. Tom Brady was the reason Tampa Bay won the super bowl, but they also had an unstoppable pass rush. Rodgers and Mahomes barely had time to receive the snap before someone was in their face. Tampa Bay wants to make sure they continue to have a nasty pass rush. When your DBs only have to cover for 2 seconds, it’s a lot easier to find DBs that can do the job. Everyone’s job gets easier. Love the strategy.

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