League Love For Ryan Jensen, Tristan Wirfs

July 16th, 2023

Do the Buccaneers have one of the best interior offensive linemen in the NFL?

Someone thinks they do.

Center Ryan Jensen got at least one vote in the ESPN survey of 80 (combined) team executives, coaches, scouts and players asked to name the top-10 players at each position.

Interior linemen was its own category and Jensen was among 21 interior beasts garnering a vote.

He didn’t rank in the top 10, nor was he one of the six to earn “honorable mention.” Still, Jensen was recognized, which says a lot considering injuries limited him to just one game last season.

Jensen, 32, is approaching the one-year anniversary of his brutal knee injury at Bucs training camp. Joe has a lot of hope that Jensen will play effectively this season. But return to Pro Bowl form? That feels like a fantasy given his age.

In the offensive tackle category, there was no shortage of love for Tristan Wirfs. He ranked No. 3 in the league after scoring the N0. 2 spot last season. Trent Williams of the 49ers was No. 1 ahead of the Texans’ Laremy Tunsil of bong mask fame.

Of the 21 tackles receiving votes, none went to Donovan Smith or Luke Goedeke.

12 Responses to “League Love For Ryan Jensen, Tristan Wirfs”

  1. Mort Says:

    Why would Luke receive any votes specifically at tackle, given that he’s played in one NFL game at tackle?

  2. Pewter Power Says:

    They had no choice but to rank him in the top 5. He’s one of the best in the league. That shouldn’t have required much brain power

  3. Bucsfan13 Says:

    None went to Goedeke? Shocker.

  4. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    All buc fans should be concerned about Jensen’s decline after that injury.

  5. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Is anyone surprised that KC’s starting left tackle didn’t get any votes?

  6. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I’m concerned about Jensen’s injury. I’m all for holistic medicine, but I think he should’ve got his knee surgically repaired. He came back too soon. Will he hold up?

  7. TampabayDJ Says:

    I think if the Jensen or the Bucs were concerned about how his knee has healed , we would already know about it. As in he would probably retire if he thought he was going to go out and go through what he did last year all over again. Have some faith people. Go Bucs

  8. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    Donovan Smith, Luke Geodeke?? Seriously?

  9. Fansince76 Says:

    Wirfs is the best tackle in the league!

  10. garro Says:

    Ahh… More the the infamous BSPN anoymous survey voted on by who the hell knows.
    That is Pulitzer stuff there.

    Go Bucs!

  11. SB~LV Says:

    The BIG IS
    his knee good enough after choosing to go without a surgical healing

  12. teacherman777 Says:

    Jeremey Tunsil?

    We could have drafted him.

    But we drafted Vernon “the vag” Hargreaves!

    The softest diva CB ever!