The Bucs chosen edge rusher Joe Tryon-Shoyinka within the first spherical final 12 months, and whereas he noticed the sphere in a depth function as a rookie, he’s anticipated to make the leap to full-time starter this season. With that new function comes excessive expectations, expectations new head coach Todd Bowles isn’t shy about expressing publicly.
“Properly, they’re excessive,” Bowles stated. “He’s very athletic. Clearly, we took him within the first spherical. Going into 12 months two, we anticipate him to have the nuances down with loads of the issues he did final 12 months and anticipate him to come back into his personal. I don’t anticipate him to be [Jason Pierre-Paul], I anticipate him to be Joe. He has a talent set all on his personal that he could possibly be participant.”
The Bucs have a reasonably good pair of bookend offensive tackles that can problem Tryon-Shoyinka on each play in observe. Bowles was fast to level out that the problem will solely enhance the second-year edge rusher.
“Going up towards Tristan [Wirfs] and Donovan [Smith] on a regular basis can’t do something however make him higher,” stated Bowles.
Primarily based on what we’ve seen at OTAs, it seems Tryon-Shoyinka could possibly be lining up on the left aspect. No less than that was the case throughout Wednesday’s observe. Fellow edge rusher Shaq Barrett racked up most of his 19.5 sacks in 2019 taking part in proper exterior linebacker, so permitting Barrett to maneuver again to that place ought to profit the protection. Pierre-Paul expressed his desire to taking part in on the fitting aspect when he returned after lacking eight video games with a neck harm in 2019. Barrett primarily moved to the left aspect because of this, though he has see some motion on each side.
Like Bowles, Barrett additionally has excessive expectations for Tryon-Shoyinka and is worked up for his alternative to start out. The NFL’s 2019 sack chief thinks his 23-year-old teammate has the flexibility to be a constant double-digit sack performer.
“I believe Joe could possibly be a double-digit sack man yearly,” Barrett stated. “I’m excited for him. In observe, I’m seeing him put the work in, so it’s only a matter of time for him to simply get on the market and get snug with it on a play-in, play-out foundation, after which he’s going to take off. It could possibly be the primary recreation or the second recreation, however I think about him that he’s going to be making performs – not simply sacks, however compelled fumbles, tackles for loss, passing recreation – he’s going to actually have an effect on the sport. It’s going to be enjoyable to play with him.”
The previous Washington Husky was productive in his rookie season, however he left quite a bit on the desk. Ending with 4 sacks, he might’ve had extra if he performed a bit extra disciplined.
However as a first-year participant, he was nonetheless greedy the protection and studying the intricacies of the NFL recreation. Heading into his second season, Tryon-Shoyinka must be extra ready for the challenges of the sport. If he can take it to the subsequent stage, the Bucs can be in nice form getting after the quarterback.