Report: Interest in Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs continues to build for New York Giants
Tristan Wirfs was a projected first-round pick before he made the trip to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. After his performance there, he’s almost become a lock as a top 10 selection next Thursday, when the 2020 NFL Draft gets underway.
Could the former Iowa offensive tackle sneak into the top five? According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, there’s a possibility for that to occur.
“Tristan Wirfs has spent a considerable amount of time with the New York Giants, who pick fourth,” Fowler said on SportsCenter, according to 247Sports. “They’re looking at several options, including a lot of defensive guys. They have also zeroed in on Wirfs. Now, the Giants are looking to trade back. If they move to, say, six, Wirfs could be an option there as well as potentially the first tackle off the board.”
Last week, NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah released a mock draft that had the Giants taking Wirfs with the No. 4 overall selection in this year’s draft. Other outlets have the former Hawkeye star going somewhere in the top 15.
New York has a few more days to decide what it wants to do with its No. 4 selection, and if it passes on Wirfs, he may not be available much longer.
If Wirfs is selected with the No. 4 overall pick, he’d be the highest-drafted Hawkeye since offensive tackle Robert Gallery was taken by the Oakland Raiders with the No. 2 selection in the 2004 NFL Draft.