Joe Tryon: Who is Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 1st-round draft pick?

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not get “on the clock” until nearly midnight on Thursday but there was little doubt who the Super Bowl champions had set their eyes on.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Washington outside linebacker Joe Tryon with the 32nd pick.

An edge rusher from the University of Washington, the 252-pound Tryon will add some much-needed depth at the linebacker position.

Joe Tryon, an edge linebacker, stretches before drills, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, during Washington’s pro day football workout for NFL scouts in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The 6-feet, 5-inch linebacker will be able to learn from Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul as a rookie and could eventually replace Pierre-Paul. Tryon also will team up with another Washington Husky on the dominant Buccaneers defense Vita Vea.

Tryon opted out for the Huskies in 2020 but in 2019 had 41 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks.

The Buccaneers will have the 64th overall pick in the second round and the 95th overall pick in the third round on Friday.

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