Bucs Pick Tristan Wirfs In Round 1

April 23rd, 2020

The cry used to be Weapons For Winston. Now it’s “Beasts For Brady.”

The Bucs have just traded up one spot with the 49ers to draft tackle Tristan Wirfs, the 6-5, 320-pound athletic freak out of the University of Iowa. He mostly played right tackle at Iowa and that’s where the Bucs need him.

Wirfs, 21, talked weeks ago about how he had a few phone calls with teams and noted his first Zoom video call was with the Buccaneers, specifically with offensive line coaches and Bryon Leftwich.

They must have loved him.

Iowa is certainly the school from which you want to draft an offensive lineman. “We’re held to a higher standard,” Wirfs said of himself and his college linemates.

Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian shared on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Wirfs won’t be coached better in the NFL than he was at Iowa.

This is a safe pick for the Bucs. Wirfs is considered a plug-and-play guy, though many think he’d be a better guard in the NFL.

Regardless, the Bucs now have one supremely talented offensive line.

Let’s go score 30-plus points per game!

80 Responses to “Bucs Pick Tristan Wirfs In Round 1”

  1. h4r Says:

    GO BUCS!!!11!

  2. unbelievable Says:

    What did we give up in the trade?

    Love the pick!

  3. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    What did we give up to move up one spot

  4. Doug Says:

    Great pick!

  5. Jimbobasbuc Says:


  6. David Says:

    They must’ve known someone was trying to trade up for him. I can’t believe he was available at 14. He is a beast!!

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    What did we give up?

  8. Mitch Says:

    Our 117 pick

  9. JameisWillRiseAgain Says:

    Traded up for the worst tackle among 1st rounders haha love it

    I’ll be following the bucs, watching them suck this year as they have a horrible season if they even have a season lol.

  10. DaytonaBryan Says:

    Amazing! This guy is a beast and what a steal!

  11. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    EXCELLENT PICK TAMPA… go get lsu RB now

  12. David Says:

    Helaire or Akers at RB in rd 2 now!!

  13. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Gave up a 4th

  14. DaBux Says:

    Freaking love it. I smelled Miami trying to move up. This is a major win for us and giving up a 4th takes one more pick away from Licht grabbing another damned kicker.

  15. Boltsfan17 Says:

    Excellent pick. Fills a glaring need.

  16. Saskbuco Says:

    Pick 117, so 4th round pick

  17. Bird Says:

    Usa today had rated top tackle
    Said best tackle prospect theyve seen maybe ever?
    I mean thats pretty high praise

    Other sites saying most physical of group
    Mauler in run game and good in pass protection

    Hopefully we didnt give up to much though

  18. Marine Buc Says:

    Good pick. I didn’t expect Wirfs to be available. Weird that we traded up one spot and gave away that pick… But I’m not going to complain.

  19. Tampabuscsbro Says:



  20. Bucsfan951 Says:

    They got their man. Hate to see a 4th given up but it is what it is. Time for Licht to work his magic and get some more draft picks by trading back in the second 😉

  21. DaBux Says:

    Helaire, Akers, Swift, Taylor, one of them should be there for us in the 2nd. And we kept our 3rd rounder which means Fromm please. Get Brady Jr. here.

  22. BringBucsBack Says:

    The other 4th.

  23. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Stupid to give away a 4th round pick to the 49er’s who probably were going to pick Lamb or Kinlaw.

    If SF traded the pick to some one else it would be to a team desperate for a WR.

  24. Kevin Says:

    John lynch did us a solid! Go bucs!

  25. Jeffbucsfan Says:

    Go Bucs !!!!!

  26. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Gave up their 4th. 117 overall.

  27. JGhotier Says:

    Love it

  28. Casual Observer Says:

    A solid pick. Well fit right it.

  29. Pa fan Says:

    We traded our 4th rounfer this year. Not sure if anything more. We still have our 2nd and 3rd.

  30. SteveK Says:

    What a sexy pick. Good job Licht and Arians!

    Now package OJ and our second to trade back up for Jonathan Taylor

  31. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Wow, can’t believe he was still there!

  32. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    now guys you know other teams wanted that pick correct.

  33. Wombat Says:

    I bet Lynch was angling for OJ

  34. Kevin Says:

    Now trade Howard for Trent Williams

  35. firethecannons Says:

    good, wanted to see us get Ruggs as he could end up being a tyreek hill type player but whatever we need a good tackle as we have plenty of firepower.

  36. DaytonaBryan Says:

    Now we need to go pass catching running back! I smell Swift from Bama! Anyone agree?

  37. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Hate what they had to give up, but I like the pick.

  38. BucEmUp Says:

    Ghost, someone elwe would have traded up

  39. sincethebeginning Says:


  40. SteveK Says:

    And we got a 7th round pick! Glad we have a lottery ticket back.

  41. ATrain Says:


  42. catcard202 Says:

    Good pick…Stupid trade move.

    Why throw away capitol, when everyone knew SF was going Kinlaw over Wirfs / Juedy – after trading Buckner to IND.

  43. Aristotle Says:

    I’ll take an OL! Good job Bucs

  44. gotbbucs Says:

    Great run blocker, feet need alot of work in pass pro.

  45. HeavyE Says:

    He’s LAZY at times, not a Great Pick! Stop lying to yourselves! GO BUCS!!!!

  46. Kgh4life Says:

    @ JameisWillRiseAgain
    Considering the name you chose, anything you say should be taken with a grain of salt.

  47. Bucamania Says:

    HUUUUGE! Wirfs is a bad mofo and a big need.

  48. LongSeason Says:

    JameisWillRiseAgain Says:
    “April 23rd, 2020 at 9:54 pm
    “Traded up for the worst tackle among 1st rounders haha love it
    “I’ll be following the bucs, watching them suck this year as they have a horrible season if they even have a season lol.”

    Are you bitter much? Jameis lost us a lot of games.

  49. Kevin Says:

    Trade oj keep brate. Go bucs. Get a lineman from. Pat’s, he wants to leave too!

  50. Doctor_Berto Says:

    What a pick! Biggest freak athlete in the draft!!!

  51. JimmyJack Says:

    Breathed a sigh of relief when we didn’t get a WR

  52. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Happy with Wirfals. Never thought hed be the one to drop.
    I’m sure there was Intel someone else was willing to move up and take him so Licht had to make the trade.
    Go Bucs

  53. Brion Says:

    They were taking Kinlaw anyway. Which is what we should have done. Paiing up a great player for an average nfl tackle. More mortgaging the future for the present needs. And a fourth! SMH

  54. BUCTIME Says:

    Kobe Flake PLEASE don’t comment or make stupid jokes because Chicago and Denver were needing a tackle and that’s why they traded one spot up !! We just got got our Tackle that should have never been there for the next decade, but boys we are all in and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bucs make another move to possibly get back in the first round !! Love it

  55. Kevin Says:

    Trade oj Howard make one more home run trade

  56. Hamsadwitchtime Says:

    Taylor time!

  57. Red86 Says:

    Great pick. Welcome to Tampa!!

  58. Chucky Says:


  59. BUCTIME Says:

    Jamiss will rise again is NDOG aka holds his jock strap, but yes you will be watching the Bucs dominate and possibly be the first team to play at home in the SB !!! Now trade back in and get McKinley it Swift

  60. SteveK Says:

    San Fran could’ve traded back with another team behind us that would have snatched up Wirfs. We gave them a 4 and got back a 7. Still got a lotto ticket. Well done. Protect Brady and we will be in the playoffs.

  61. Bird Says:

    Again a lot of sites had Wirfs rated 1st
    He is nasty

    He will start right and go to left next year

  62. Matt Says:

    Great pick! He’s a wholesome young man check out gm his Instagram. He’s a fss a family man.

  63. Bird Says:

    Still have OJ to get back pick if needed

  64. Buc4evr Says:

    Wirfs was slated to go as the 4th overall pick. The Bucs are doing whatever it takes to win NOW! Even with giving up a 4th, this is a huge win to get probably the 2nd best OT in the draft at 13. RB next then Safety.

  65. ©MadMax Says:

    We have two 7th’s now….the other came from NE in the Gronk trade.

  66. Buc_The_World Says:

    For you clowns who keep saying why did we give up a 4th, do you really think we would have traded a pick just for the hell of it. Obviously other teams were trying to move up and John did us a solid by letting us know and giving us a chance to counter.

  67. ©MadMax Says:

    Yep, now we need Clyde 2nd, and Ashtyn Davis in the 3rd.

  68. ©MadMax Says:

    Package our two 7th’s for a trade back into the 4th for maybe a DT, I like Lynch out of Baylor.

    5th Javon Leake KR/PR/RB

    6th Bryce Perkins QB.

  69. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Ppl complaining about the trade/pick?…. we had a hole at rt. We just filled it. Still so much draft left. Let things come to you before thinking the sky is falling!

  70. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Buc_The_World, either Lynch “did us a solid” as you say, or he completely fleeced us. I think it’s the latter. Don’t get me wrong, I like the pick, but we could probably have had it at 14 and still had a 4th. That was a really high price to move from 14 to 13.

  71. Bucamania Says:

    Welcome to Tampa! Wirfs will be a BEAST for this team for many years. Worth the 4th. Good to see the Bucs being so aggressive.

  72. Cobraboy Says:

    Better than I expected. I never thought he’d be available at 14.

  73. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    I’m not a Licht fan, but the talk about him getting fleeced solely on Lynch’s word is BS. That’s not how it works in the real world. The Bucs had information from more than one source that someone, likely the Dolphins, was trying to move up to select Wirfs.

  74. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    And Boom! The Dolphins select the OT from USC. Excellent move by Licht.

  75. Crockett69 Says:

    Excellent pick. Naysayers need to chill.

  76. Matt B Says:

    DaBux, spot on about Miami trying to jump in front of us as shown by their pick of Austin Jackson at 18.

  77. jjbucfan Says:

    This is a great pick, he was the number one tackle in the draft until this week. He was supposed to be the first tackle taken. I read Miami was trying to make ahead to get him. Since Miami took O-Line, makes sense. All you fools who said our O-Line was 5th per PFF, crap. We may take another in this draft too. Our O-Line sucked last year

  78. Capt.Tim Says:

    Woulda been an A+, except we lost the 4th round pick.
    Fantastic Tackle- will fit in right away as right tackle.
    Now we need a Running back and a Safety.
    We probably need a QB.

    Is Ryan Griffen gonna retire, without ever starting a game??

  79. Tom Says:

    John probably told Jason that Atl called.

  80. Fanfrom87 Says:

    Nice now we need a running back