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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers closed out the first night of the 2021 NFL draft as the defending Super Bowl champs, making the final pick of Round 1. At No. 32 overall, they selected Joe Tryon out of Washington.
As the reigning champions, the Buccaneers still managed to bring back all 22 of their starters from the Super Bowl team, so Tryon won’t necessarily be pressed into action as a rookie behind Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Bucs’ selection of Tryon, who brings athleticism, length and power to the outside linebacker group, which just got better and younger by adding the former Husky.
Joe Tryon checks athleticism, physical, mentality boxes for the #Bucs. He grew on me as I watched more and more. Got moved up my final big board update.
He’s raw (in 2019 anyway). Looks like a superhero on the hoof lol. Needs plenty of work, but as a No. 3 EDGE he’s an upgrade
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) April 30, 2021
Joe Tryon was drafted with pick 32 of round 1 in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 9.29 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 98 out of 1371 DE from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/vwbOuZBSS6 #RAS pic.twitter.com/YXzWsDFY8Y
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 30, 2021
Tryon was the guy the Bucs had targeted all along, and they wasted no time making the pick once he fell into their lap. #NFLDraft
— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) April 30, 2021
32. #Buccaneers – Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington. Looks like an NFL DE today. But more of a linear athlete than a twitched up mover. Hustles. Love his inside move, and there’s some flashes of good speed-to-power. Good for TB to add youth to DE spot. Grade: B-
— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) April 30, 2021
It’s official: Bucs take edge Joe Tryon from Washington to wrap up the first round. Much-needed depth at a key position.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) April 30, 2021
Joe Tryon was the correct pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Thank you for your time.
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) April 30, 2021
Some highlights of the newest Buccaneers OLB, Joe Tryon. pic.twitter.com/HqMsl8akuo
— JC Cornell (@CornellNFL) April 30, 2021