Tryon was ranked as the No. 63 overall prospect in the class of 2021 and the ninth overall player at the position by Bleacher Report's NFL Scouting Department.
Here's a look at how he fits in to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense:
DE: Ndamukong Suh, Khalil Davis, Jeremiah Ledbetter
NT: Vita Vea, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Steve McLendon, Sam Renner
DE: William Gholston, Patrick O'Connor, Kobe Smith, Quinton Bell
OLB: Jason Pierre-Paul, Joe Tryon, Anthony Nelson
ILB: Devin White, Kevin Minter
ILB: Lavonte David, Jack Cichy
OLB: Shaquil Barrett, Cam Gill
CB: Carlton Davis, John Franklin III
CB: Jamel Dean, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Herb Miller
FS: Jordan Whitehead
SS: Antoine Winfield Jr., Mike Edwards
Tryon opted out of the 2020 season, but his 2019 campaign was enough proof to the Bucs that he was worth grabbing early. He posted 41 total tackles and eight sacks through 13 games as a sophomore, a year after appearing in 10 games and posting 20 tackles.
He was named second-team All-Pac-12 for his efforts.
But it didn't necessarily come easily to the Renton, Washington native, who was a three-star recruit out of high school, according to 247 Sports.
"He was like baby deer; he was all over the place with his body control," former Washington defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski told the Akron Beacon Journal (h/t Dan Raley of Sports Illustrated). "He had to learn how to strike blockers, play lower and use his hands—all that stuff. He's got a huge upside because he's only played two years."
The Buccaneers' defense faired decently in 2020, allowing 327.1 yards per game, sixth-lowest in the league last season. Tryon will be a strong depth piece to help the team continue that, especially as he suits up alongside fellow Washington products Vita Vea and Benning Potoa'e.