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Joe Tryon 2021 NFL Draft Profile

Joe Tryon 2021 NFL Draft Profile

The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Joe Tryon 2021 NFL Draft Profile.

Joe Tryon Background

Position: Edge Rusher

Size: 6-foot-5, 259 pounds

Class: Redshirt Junior

2019 stats: 41 total tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 1 pass defended

As the draft moves closer, Tryon is reportedly a player that NFL teams are high on. He had two solid seasons at Washington and is now a prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Tryon was a solid high school prospect in the Seattle area who decided to stay home and play for the Washington Huskies. After redshirting in his first season on campus, Tryon had 20 total tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1 sack in his redshirt freshman season. He helped the Huskies win 10 games, but they lost in the Rose Bowl to Ohio State to end the year. As a redshirt sophomore, Tryon was a starter and made a bigger impact with 41 total tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks. His play pushed Washington to an eight-win season, which included a win over Boise State in the New Orleans Bowl.

Although he opted out of the 2020 season, Tryon had the time to prove his skills to NFL scouts. He is currently projected to be a second to fourth round pick.


Tryon has great size and length for an edge defender in the NFL. He is 6-foot-5 and 259 pounds, which are both near the prototypical measurements for edge rushers. To go along with his size, Tryon has long 34-inch arms, which are above the position average. From a height, weight and length perspective, Tryon fits the bill.

His athletic ability is very apparent. Tryon has good speed, quickness and agility for the position. He has a solid burst at the snap of the ball and also has a nice closing burst when closing down on a quarterback. Tryon can speed rush well and can get by his man because of how much faster he is than an offensive tackle.

He also has solid strength for the position. Tryon can be seen pushing the pocket as a bull rusher when rushing the passer. While he won’t win a lot of battles as a power rusher personally, he can still help make an impact by bull rushing. He also has the strength to shed blocks well.


Tryon has just one year of starting experience under his belt and just two seasons played. He was still showing signs of development at the end of the 2019 season and then he opted out of the 2020 season. A team that drafts Tryon will be drafting a player that might be a little rusty and will need time to continue to learn the position.

He has a tendency to play passively as a pass rusher. Tryon will sometimes not attack the quarterback with reckless abandon, but will rather be patient with things and hesitate. He is not a player who will play like his hair is on fire. If a team can get him to play more aggressively he will be a much better player.

In college, Tryon was able to win as a pass rusher because of his athletic ability. He needs to add some pass rushing moves and counters to his game. NFL offensive linemen will know how he will attack them unless he can add some variety to his game.

Projected Draft Range: Second Round Pick-Fourth Round Pick


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