Former Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs will be one of the top selections in the 2020 NFL Draft next week. The Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year set a new standard at the offensive tackle position during the combine in February. His 40-yard-dash time was faster than three tight ends and he had a higher vertical than two of the top wideouts in this class -- Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb.
While Wirfs has proven how athletic of a big guy he is, questions still remain about what position he will play at the next level. While many collegiate offensive tackles move inside to guard, Wirfs appears to be a candidate to stay on the outside. As for if he will play on the left or right side -- Wirfs has actually played both.
"I feel most comfortable at right tackle, but I've played both," Wirfs told 850 ESPN Cleveland earlier this week, (H/T Pro Football Talk). "It doesn't really matter to me. Coach Ferentz, he always says he doesn't see a big difference between right and left. He says tackles are at a premium. People are always looking for tackles. I'll play wherever the team wants me to. I'll play safety if they need me to."