Jason Licht “elated” to select Joe Tryon

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After winning Super Bowl LV, Tampa Bay had the longest wait for its first-round pick. But in selecting edge rusher Joe Tryon out of Washington, the Buccaneers apparently got just who they wanted.

“We had a pretty good sense of who was going to come off and who was going to be there,” Bucs General Manager Jason Licht said, via Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com. “He was the top guy we had when we picked. He was over guys that had been picked. If we walked away and got Joe Tryon, we were going to be elated.”

And so they did.

Tryon opted out of the 2020 season, but recorded 8.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore at Washington.

With Tampa Bay bringing back all 22 starters plus a few more key depth pieces, Tryon won’t need to start right away. He may not even contribute much as a rookie. But the Buccaneers will still be able to develop him for the future, particularly with the luxury of a fifth-year option.

3 responses to “Jason Licht “elated” to select Joe Tryon

  1. Everything coming up Aces for the Bucs!

    The Saints no longer having a threat at Qb and the Panthers being a mess, the only foreseeable obstacle for the Bucs to get to winning the NFCS title will be the Falcons…
    because of new coaches and learning new system this season may have the door wide open for the Bucs to return to the playoffs and a consecutive SB appearance!

  2. Please.

    Lance was the only QB SF wanted.

    Tampa wanted a specific edge guy and had much higher on their board.

    Belichick, who actually played his hand expertly (the proof is on the field so we will see), at least admits he lets the draft come to him, he doesn’t claim to have win the lottery.

  3. The biggest risk to Tampa in 2021, given they kept everyone, is injury and the target on their back.

    Yes, it looks like they are in a sweet spot in the NFC South but many a team has struggled post super bowl victory.

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