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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Joe Tryon, EDGE/OLB, Washington

Joe Tryon
Washington edge rusher Joe Tryon is a force against PAC-12 offensive tackles. With another big year, I would not be shocked if he declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Joe Tryon was the 134th best pass rusher in the country coming out of high school, by Scout.com. I think they made a mistake, because Tryon has been a pretty damn good addition to the Washington defense.

Washington seems to be a sleeper when it comes to placing players in the NFL. In the 2019 NFL Draft they had 8 players selected. That is impressive when they did not even have a winning record. So NFL scouts know there is talent in Washington. Tryon is a player that will catch the eyes of NFL teams as well. He is a big boy.

The 6040, 250 pound edge rusher/outside linebacker for the Huskies has a knack for getting around the edge. Tryon came to Washington after an impressive high school career at Hazen High School. While he is just a redshirt junior, I would not be surprised if Tryon decided to leave college early with a great season.

In 2018, as a redshirt freshman, Tryon played in 12 games starting two of them. By the end of the season, Tryon was starting to click with the defensive line. He started the Pac-12 Championship game against Utah. He finished the season with 20 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Last year is when Joe really cranked it up. As a redshirt Sophomore, the Washington native racked up 41 tackles and 12.5 tackles for loss. He also finished with 8 sacks in 2019. He finished as a PAC-12 Second Team All Conference player.

This year, I want to see more from Tryon. I want to see him drop more, and do better at setting the edge. Remember Washington plays in a hybrid type defense, so Tryon maybe getting used differently than NFL teams would use him. Either way, he is an NFL caliber player and I think he will get a shot for sure if he decides to leave early.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Joe Tryon is a better pass rusher against then edge setter, but he has athleticism you want to see in a bigger guy. He stands at 6040 and weighs 250 plus pounds. Tryon can drop in coverage, and is decent at stopping the run. When it comes to getting after the quarterback though, Tryon is pretty damn impressive. I could see him rising up boards with a huge season in 2020. He is only a junior, but with a good year he may elect to leave college early. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds owner

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