2021 Raiders Draft Prospect
Weight: 262 pounds
Tryon uses his advantages well. First, he offers an aggressive sweep, whether single or two-handed to dispatch lazy punch attempts on the move. Next, you can see a bit of a quick longarm, then arm over. Not essentially a push-pull, but more of a quicker technique. In contrast, Tryon needs to gain the power to use an effective bull rush. Maybe he won’t use that often. However, having a power-based move in your repertoire, won’t hurt.
Blessed with long limbs and a frame to add some effective weight, Tryon flashes power potential.in setting the edge. Preventing a blocker from walling him off will help the prospect potentially see early-down snaps. Now, at the next level, he will need, as mentioned to add strength to open up the rest of his rush set.
Without rocking back to move forward, Tryon explodes within the 10-yard burst towards the backfield. On top of that, after defeating the block, he makes up the distance on his way to the ball. For an edge player, that is all you need to look forward to. Watch Tryon’s ten-yard split, rather than the 40.
Although Tryon’s long legs would appear to encumber him in changing directions, his athleticism masks any perceived shortcomings. More importantly, when he sheds blocks, the UW standout’s swim shed and quick dart disengage, propelling him towards the action.
Right now, Tryon profiles as a smother tackler with a bit of drag tackling to him. In the NFL he needs to use his frame and reach to stop the target on the spot. From a technical standpoint, the prospect can fine-tune without losing aggression.
Despite his approach, bearing down on the quarterback, Tryon sets a strong edge, stringing out running backs. On inside runs or backside pursuit, the prospect funnels down to make the stop. If he doesn’t, he forces the runner parallel to the line. Making a running back passive helps any defense.
In Gus Bradley’s defense, Tryon easily slides into a myriad of roles and spots, giving him a leg up. Bradley loves using a LEO player. That is to say, from Chris Clemons to Bruce Irvin and beyond, Bradley wants a LB/DE hybrid. Tryon rushes well with a hand in the dirt or from the four-point/wide-9. His sole role requires him to get home. If teams run at him, make the tackle. Yet, get upfield pressure the quarterback. With Tryon, the Raiders don’t need to draft him in the Top 64. As a result, the team doesn’t need to panic draft and do anything foolish. Watching the Super Bowl before this writing, versatile, hybrid defenders wrecked the Chiefs’ game plan. Granted, Tryon may not ascend to the Shaq Barrett level, his athleticism will open doors. The Raiders need all the pass rush help they can muster. Why not take a Day Two flyer on an athlete?