Redskins: Why Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs could be the tackle of the future
By Kyle Hundley
The Washington Redskins have serious questions surrounding the tackle position. Could Iowa tackle Tristan Wirfs be the next stalwart tackle they’re looking for?
Just a few years ago, the Washington Redskins had two of the best tackles in the league. They were Trent Williams, who was then in his prime, and the promising Morgan Moses, who had just signed a contract to make him the second-highest paid right tackle in the league. Ty Nsekhe was a solid swing tackle who provided great depth. And it appeared as if there was a ‘Hogs 2.0’ in the works.
Fast forward to 2019, and Williams is currently in the middle of a holdout. Moses has regressed as he has battled injuries and inconsistent play while Nsekhe is now on the Buffalo Bills. And a position group that was once one of their strongest is now a major question heading into 2020.
That now begs the question, should the Redskins use their first-round selection on a tackle? And, if they do address the position, which tackle should they select? One tackle that they should strongly consider is Iowa tackle Tristan Wirfs. Here’s a look at why Wirfs could garner consideration for the team.