Assessing Redskins first-round options: Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs

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LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 15: A Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the field before the game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 15, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

All of a sudden, on the heels of the Redskins trade performance, a trade back in the 2020 NFL Draft is looking more and more possible.

Now, before we get started, I want to preface this article with this: Chase Young is the most popular pick among fans for the Washington Redskins No. 2 overall selection, and in the case of a trade back, Isaiah Simmons is the most popular. Both players are excellent choices in those scenarios, but they’re not the only ones. Always keep an open mind to different possibilities, because otherwise, you might miss out on a prospect like Tristan Wirfs.

Wirfs was the offensive tackle I picked at No. 5 in my recent two-round NFL mock draft. I got some comments along the lines of “we don’t need a right tackle”, and some “Simmons or bust” people (You know who you are, wink, nudge). Again, I implore you to keep an open mind. There are a ton of exciting prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft, and the Redskins have the privilege of essentially having their pick. But they have to adequately scrutinize all their options.

And we have to follow suit.

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Thus, here’s an in-depth look at Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs. He may have played primarily right tackle with the Hawkeyes, but he has a profile which exudes versatility at the NFL level, and his physical foundation should provide similarly exciting potential as a left tackle on the professional stage.

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