If you don’t know who Dane Brugler is, you need to go check him out, now.
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Now that you’ve immersed yourself in all things Brugler, you are aware of how much the guy knows about the NFL Draft. He is easily one of the best -if not the best- draft analysts in the country and he continues to show why every single year.
2021 has been no different. Brugler recently released his draft guide aptly-named, “The Beast”, and is still putting out mock drafts whenever he can.
In fact, his latest seven-round mock featuring all 259 picks came out Wednesday. And guess what? He has the Bucs taking EDGE Joe Tryon with the No. 32 pick in the draft.
Fresh off a Super Bowl victory, the Buccaneers have done a nice job retaining key players for another run at the championship, but there is no such thing as too much pass rush. Tryon is still developing his pass rush arsenal, but his body type and athleticism could easily land him in the first round.
It makes total sense. Plus, Tryon is arguably the best run defender out of all the top EDGE/OLB prospects in the draft. As Brugler says, he still needs to develop, but he can certainly come in Year One and have some type of effect on the team.
This is what Brugler had to say about Tryon in his draft guide:
A one-year starter at Washington, Tryon lined up as a hybrid edge rusher in then-defensive coordinator (and current Huskies head coach) Jimmy Lake’s multiple defense, and occasionally lined up as an off-ball linebacker or hand-in-the-dirt lineman inside the offensive tackle. He emerged as one of the Pac-12’s best edge players as a sophomore, but when he opted out of the 2020 season he left unanswered questions about his development. Tryon looks straight out of central casting with his frame, length and athleticism and he doesn’t stray from his competitive edge. While eager to initiate contact, he needs to do a better job setting up and eluding blockers while also maturing his anticipation and arsenal of moves (needs to play more with his mind and not just his heart). Overall, Tryon is still a work in progress, but he owns the tools to streamline his pass rush skills with added coaching. He projects as a future NFL starter similar to Marcus Davenport when he was coming out of college.
Tryon was the pick at 32 in my first mock draft, so there is some consistency with the pick. This could all change in the next couple of weeks, however, so nothing is remotely close to being set in stone.
The rest of the Bucs’ draft -per Brugler- shakes out as follows:
Round 2, Pick No. 64: OT/G Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State Bison
Round 3, Pick No. 95: DT Jay Tufele, USC Trojans
Round 4, Pick No. 137: G Ben Cleveland, Georgia Bulldogs
Round 5, Pick No. 176: WR Tamorrian Terry, Florida State Seminoles
Round 6, Pick No. 217: CB Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina Gamecocks
Round 7, Pick No. 251: LB Justin Hilliard, Ohio State Buckeyes
Round 7, Pick No. 259: QB Feliepe Franks, Arkansas Razorbacks
Per our own Joshua C. Allen, the Bucs have spoken with Hilliard, but so far, we do not know if they’ve had conversations with any of the other guys in this mock.
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