Iowa T Tristan Wirfs Declares For Draft

Shortly after Iowa’s first-round edge defender prospect declared for the draft, the Hawkeyes’ Round 1 tackle hopeful did the same. Tristan Wirfs will forgo his senior season to be part of the 2020 draft, he announced (via Instagram).

Wirfs is not rated quite as highly as A.J. Epenesa, with Scouts Inc. tabbing the junior edge blocker as the No. 52 draft-eligible prospect. Wirfs, however, was a first-round mock pick, per ESPN’s Todd McShay, and rates 17th in this class, per Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller.

Interestingly, Wirfs primarily played right tackle in his Iowa career. He spent all of his 2018 sophomore season on the right side and started nine games there this season, while playing the remainder of the campaign on the left edge. The Iowa native earned Big Ten lineman of the year acclaim this season.

Wirfs joins a stronger-than-usual tackle class this year. Georgia’s Andrew Thomas and Alabama’s Jedrick Willis look set to go off the board early in this draft. No draft has seen three tackles go in the first half of the first round since 2016, when Ronnie Stanley, Jack Conklin and Laremy Tunsil were off the board by No. 13.

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  1. ruckus727

    Austin Jackson will be a riser in the next few months and go in the top 20. I got 4 OTs in the top 14 picks right now. NYG, LAC, CLE, NYJ, TB all need OTs badly and pick 4,6,10,11,and 14 respectively.

    • downeysoft420

      Chargers need that future qb though, rivers and Taylor aren’t it, great time to get one. Can definitely see giants taking the consensus top one keep building that offensive core, and Cleveland’s pretty well rounded elsewhere imo if they can coach so I can see that yeah. Jets and Tampa seem to never be consistent and I’d imagine best player available or a qb for Tampa if Winston ain’t it

  2. Marytown1

    Bryan Bulaga’s replacement when he retires after the Packers win the Super Bowl?

  3. ehawks62

    If Stefanski wants to succeed he best get one of these big Tackles or this 2020 will be as bad as 2019!

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