Steelers Eye Potential Trade for Buccaneers’ Joe Tryon-Shoyinka

PITTSBURGH — In the NFL offseason, trade rumors often stir excitement among fans, and this year is no different. Recently, Bleacher Report proposed a trade idea involving the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, suggesting that the Steelers acquire edge rusher Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, a former Buccaneers first-round pick.

Tryon-Shoyinka has not yet achieved the standout statistics he might have hoped for, but his pressure rates have been solid. In the proposed trade, Pittsburgh would receive Tryon-Shoyinka and a seventh-round pick in exchange for their fifth-round pick. Over his first 51 career games, Tryon-Shoyinka has accumulated 13 sacks. Last season, Tampa Bay began to phase him out of their defensive plans, casting doubt on his future with the team.

For the Steelers, adding Tryon-Shoyinka could provide valuable depth at the edge rusher position. While they already have established stars in T.J. Watt, Alex Highsmith, and promising rookie Nick Herbig, there is room for another outside linebacker. Jeremiah Moon currently holds the fourth spot, with players like Julius Welschof and David Perales also competing for the role. Any player filling this position must also contribute on special teams, an area where Moon excels. Moon, a standout athlete, was claimed by the Steelers off waivers and has shown potential.

“Jeremiah’s a very hard-charging guy, good on special teams. I think he’s a developmental outside backer. Strong and physical. Great attitude. I think he’s going to have a great career, definitely,” said Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta.

While the idea of acquiring Tryon-Shoyinka might seem unconventional, he fits the Steelers’ profile for the position and possesses the athletic traits they value. However, the team might prioritize other needs, such as drafting a wide receiver or a cornerback, if the right opportunity arises.

Ultimately, the Steelers face a decision: whether to take a chance on Tryon-Shoyinka’s potential or focus their resources elsewhere. With the current roster configuration and draft capital considerations, the latter option seems more likely. Nevertheless, the offseason is a time for speculation, and such trade ideas keep the fanbase engaged and excited for what’s to come.

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