Promising start for Joe Tryon-Shoyinka
July 23, 2022
Joe understands some Bucs fans were disappointed with 2021 first-round pick Joe Tryon-Shoyinka because the top rusher didn’t get double-digit sacks. This expectation is simply unfair.
Recruits not named “Bosa” rarely rack up double-digit sacks. The NFL is a whole new game. Rather than running past kids who sometimes play tackle in college, these guys go up against grown men like Trent Williams and Tristan Wirfs. One movement will not be enough.
A famous NFL analyst thinks JTS had a great rookie year and should do even bigger and better things. That analyst is Warren Sharp. By breaking down the Bucs with intense statistical analysis in its Warren Sharp 2022 Football PreviewSharp says the numbers show that JTS, when he was rushing onto the pitch, wasn’t just a hot body.
Tampa Bay braced for the future when the Buccaneers selected Joe Tryon-Shoyinka in the first round of last year’s draft and they got an immediate return. Tryon-Shoyinka ranked 20th among rushers in pressure rating as he added 10 quarterback hits on 49% of defensive snaps. He will have more playing time in Year 2.
So if JTS played 49% defensive snaps, if you double that, his quarterback hits are 20 for almost all defensive snaps. Shaq Barrett, who played 15 games, led the Bucs with 22 quarterback hits while playing 76% of the snaps. On percentage, rusher Anthony Nelson was better than both with 10 quarterback hits on just 31 percent of the snaps.
Joe can see why Sharp is optimistic about JTS’s future with the Bucs, and how JTS has plenty of room to improve.