The offensive lineman would make a ton of sense for the Arizona Cardinals when they make their first-round selection in April
It’s the same old story for the Arizona Cardinals. Each and every offseason, the club’s front office must pay special attention to the offensive line. Once again, an infusion of talent is needed, and there’s a prospect out of the University of Iowa who could provide a significant upgrade for the Cards blocking unit.
Tristan Wirfs, a standout lineman who excelled for the Hawkeyes, could very well be Arizona’s top selection in the upcoming NFL Draft. There’s a decent possibility that the youngster will be available when the organization makes their first-round pick. The Cardinals could go in several different directions with the eighth-overall choice, but Wirfs certainly deserves strong consideration.
Wirfs is a versatile blocker who has started 33 games during his college career. Back in 2018, the 6’5, 320 pounder became the first true freshman to start on the offensive line for Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz. Wirfs has spent time at both tackle spots, and many experts believe he could also be effective as a guard.
The accolades rolled in for Wirfs following last fall’s campaign, after his outstanding performance as a junior. The Iowa native’s impressive play earned him the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year award. Wirfs was voted First Team All Big Ten in 2019 as well.
At the present time, the Cards have a glaring hole at the right tackle post. Wirfs would be an excellent candidate for that job, and could also switch to the left side if something went awry with D.J. Humphries. As mentioned earlier, the 21-year could also potentially dominate at the guard position if Arizona needed him to move to the inside.
Wirfs probably has as good a chance as anyone to be the Cardinals first-round preference on April 23rd. Getting the offensive line in order, once and for all, should be a priority for the franchise. Accomplishing that feat would be much easier with a talent like Wirfs in the fold.