Tristan Wirfs selected by Tampa Bay, becomes 10th first-round selection to play for Kirk Ferentz at Iowa
Tristan Wirfs is joining Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Wirfs was selected by the Buccaneers with the No. 13 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Tampa Bay traded the San Francisco 49ers to get the pick and reinforce an offensive line that will now be protecting the greatest quarterback in the history of the league.
Heading into Thursday night, Wirfs was expected to be a top 10 pick, but slipped after he was passed up by the New York Giants at the No. 4 spot. Still, the highly-touted offensive lineman was selected in the first round and is now the 10th player Kirk Ferentz has coached at Iowa to be selected in Round 1 of the NFL Draft.
Iowa has produced first-round picks in back-to-back years, as tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant were both selected on Day 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Wirfs played in 35 career games for the Hawkeyes and started in 25 games over the last two seasons. In 2019, he was named the B1G Offensive Lineman of the Year and was an All-B1G and All-American selection following his junior year. His stock exploded even more after he dominated the NFL Scouting Combine, setting or tying several offensive lineman records in Indianapolis.