There is a lot of excitement surrounding the 2020 first-round pick for the Buccaneers, Tristan Wirfs. Here is the best competition he will face in 2020.
The Buccaneer offensive line will be one of the most important units in the NFL in 2020. If it performs well, the Buccaneers will be able to play competitively against any team in the NFL. If it plays poorly, it could be a long season for Tampa Bay. Tristan Wirfs will have a significant impact on whether the line plays well or if it will struggle.
After being drafted 13th overall by the Bucs, Wirfs is the favorite to start week one at right tackle. Joe Haeg was a reliable insurance policy for a scenario where the Buccaneers couldn’t find a tackle in the draft, but Wirfs’ ceiling is too high to start the year on the bench.
The expectations are very high that the rookie from Iowa can help take the line from the middle of the pack in the league up into the top-10. The other pieces on the line are solid, and if Wirfs’ projections are accurate, Tampa Bay could have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.
Despite the excitement that is very clearly starting to surround Wirfs, 2020 will have its share of tough matchups, especially those that will try to attack the youngest player on the line.
Here are the toughest matchups that Tristan Wirfs will face in his rookie season.