SKOL Search: Joe Tryon Scouting Report

SKOL Search: Joe Tryon Scouting Report

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Joe Tryon

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 262 lbs

Strengths: Joe Tryon possesses all the size and length you want in an edge rusher and has the versatility to play as a stand up rusher or with his hand in the dirt. Has very active hands that prevent the OT from fully engaging and allows for counter moves. Displays quickness and explosion off the ball giving him the advantage early on in the pass rush. Has multiple pass rush moves he uses to win and varies them well. He also doesn’t lose the leverage battle which is important for someone his size.

Weaknesses: With all of his positives, Tryon’s bend isn’t one of them. While he isn’t incapable, his bend is sub-optimal, especially for his size and play style. Tryon also gets too aggressive in the running game. He tends to over pursue and doesn’t utilize good gap control or setting the edge. Those did progress throughout his career but are still prevalent. Has some tools in his pass rush arsenal but could definitely use some more added to the tool chest. Counters also need some refinement, as his best way out of being locked down by an offensive lineman is his high motor.

Bend6.5/10
Quickness/Burst13.5/15
Finesse4/5
Power4/5
Counters7/10
Awareness7/10
Run Defense7.5/10
Versatility9.5/10
Size/Length14/15
Tackling8.5/10
Grade81.5/100 Second Rounder

When it comes to edge rushers, I personally look for 3 main things: athleticism, technique and motor. Even though his bend isn’t ideal, Joe Tryon checks all those boxes. I think he will be better suited to play as a 4-3 DE where his bend won’t be as big of an issue as it could be. With some coaching, Tryon could be a really good starting defensive end for a long time in the National Football League.

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