How Buccaneers Helped Tom Brady By Selecting Tristan Wirfs In 2020 NFL Draft


Apr 23, 2020

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has gained another offensive weapon.

And while it’s not another pass-catching option (the Bucs have plenty of those with a trio of tight ends and pair of talented receivers), it’s someone who will help the 42-year-old quarterback throw said passes.

The Buccaneers selected the second tackle of the first-round in Iowa University product Tristan Wirfs.

The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Wirfs put up off-the-charts NFL combine numbers.

He set a record for his position with a 36.5-inch vertical, tied the record with a 10-foot-1-inch broad jump, ran a 4.85 40 yard dash, which was the best time among offensive linemen this year and recorded a 7.65-second three-cone drill, which was among the top 5 for offensive linemen.

Wirfs originally was linked to the New York Giants at No. 4 overall, meaning even though the Buccaneers traded from No. 14 to No. 13 to select him, they got an admired player to fall to them.

And most importantly, a player who will help keep their quarterback standing upright.

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