19: vs WSU, vs Cal, vs Boise St
Joe Tryon has a very interesting athletic profile and size for the next level. As a pass rusher, he moves very well and utilizes a strong combination of speed/quickness and strength. He maneuvers around slower opposing lineman while he leans on his quick lateral movements. As a pass rusher, he has control over a number of moves at his disposal to win by beating already set lineman. He has experience dropping into coverage and moving in space. Against the run, Tryon gets off the ball well and squeezes gaps effectively to get penetration.
While defending the run, Tryon has issues stretching the edge laterally despite his athleticism. Doesn't have much of an anchor and gets driven off the ball due to inconsistent leg drive. Mental processing isn't where it should be. Tryon can be too aggressive when trying to create backside pressure on the ball carrier and that leads to large backside cutback lanes. Needs to work on bringing more counters after his first move is negated. Tackle radius is small. Moveset is noticeable but still unrefined at times.
After sitting out the 2020 college football season, Tryon put in work to add about 10 lb. to his frame with room for more depending on what his future team asks. He can be a 3-4 OLB or a 4-3 DE but projects better in an odd front. Some of Tryon's concerns is lack of production and the mental side of the game. But his build and frame alone will keep him in end of 1st talks but I expect him to be a mid day 2 pick. As a possible top 10 EDGE rusher in the draft, Tryon can step in as a key rotational piece at the next level before he catches up to NFL speed and offenses.
Tryon works well laterally while showing good movement, flexibility, and explosiveness. He has experience dropping into coverage and moves well in space. He doesn't flash with his punch but has a frame that NFL teams will see and want to work with. Though he has already put in a ton of work since sitting out 2020, to add muscle and even more explosiveness to his frame.
Pass Rush Ability:
Use of Hands
Pass Rush Moves
Big Play Ability
Tryon get off the ball pretty quickly and does engage with his hands on occasion (but needs to continue to bring it more often). When he wins, his hands are usually an indicator. Tryon can create leverage with his length but could work on shrinking his shoulder pads and engaging his hips when his first move is stopped, doing so will help him work and develop more counters. He does have a bit of a repertoire when it comes to pass rush moves that include a dip and rip and long arm while also having an effective bull rush when converting speed to power. He works inside out and shows a knack to jump, occupy, and change rush lanes quickly which was often used against slower lineman who were often flat-footed. He finishes plays well and can make his presents felt by either moving pocket or collapsing it when he isn't at the QBs hip.
Against The Run:
Against the run, Tryon has a tendency to play too aggressive and collapse the edge too soon, and allowing runs to jump outside him. He doesn't set the edge that well and when he does, he doesn't hold it at the point of attack. He's quick and sudden which allows for him to stack and shed well. His athleticism also accounts for his ability to shoot gaps and get off the ball quickly while squeezing through gaps. Tackling can be an issue at times due to a somewhat small tackle radius.
Set the Edge
Stack and Shed
Gap Shooting Ability
As a competitor, Tryon has everything you need and want at the next level. He has a reliable motor so you know he'll never take himself out of the play. He took over games at times due to how disruptive he was, regardless if it was against tackles, guards, or TEs.
If there was one part of Tryon's game that needed the most work, it was his in game decision-making. He had trouble at times reading and reacting to zone reads in the backfield while also having issues biting too early on runs that would result in huge cutback lanes. He could play a number of different positions at the moment such as a stand-up end in an odd or as a 'hand in the dirt' end.