A strong rookie season for former Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs continued on Monday Night Football, according to the grade given by Pro Football Focus. The rookie tackle was the highest-graded newcomer in the game Monday.

Wirfs was graded at a 78.0 for the game in Monday Night’s showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams. That was the highest grade given for any rookie playing in the game.

Unfortunately, Wirfs’ strong performance was not enough to get the Bucs a win. Tampa Bay fell 27-24 to Los Angeles, dropping to 7-4 on the season. The Rams are now 7-3.

It’s been a strong rookie season for Wirfs, who was a first-round selection by the Buccaneers in the 2020 NFL Draft. He was the No. 13 overall pick and has proven to be worth the selection in Tampa.

Wirfs immediately carved out a starting role for himself with the franchise, no easy task for a rookie. Not only that, Wirfs has consistently been graded as one of the top-performing rookie offensive linemen throughout the season.

With only five games left in the regular season, we’ll see if Wirfs can keep it up.