Fits are an interesting thing when you look at the NFL Draft.
The Arizona Cardinals have been peppered with a number of prospects that are “fits” heading into the 2020 NFL Draft with the eighth pick.
ARIZONA CARDINALS: T TRISTAN WIRFS, IOWA
It’s hard not to leadoff with the numbers that Wirfs put up at the combine — a 4.85 40-yard dash, 10-foot-1 broad jump and 36.5-inch vertical at 320 pounds. These are some all-time numbers at that weight, and it confirms just how much of a freak athlete he is. It isn’t just the athleticism with Wirfs, though. He improved each season as a starter at Iowa, ending his career with a 91.3 overall grade as a junior last season.
The Cardinals locked up D.J. Humphries long-term to man the left tackle spot, but with Marcus Gilbert failing to play any snaps due to injury last season after the trade and Justin Murray recording just a 62.9 grade in relief, the Cardinals could stand to add a quality starting right tackle. Whether Wirfs mans that right tackle spot or kicks inside to guard, as some have suggested, he would add athleticism and stability in front of Kyler Murray. That’s surely something that Arizona is looking to accomplish this offseason.
Tristan Wirfs is an easy fit. He can man three to four positions along the line and his time at Iowa should show that he has the ability to work in a run heavy offense and the athleticism to become solid in pass protection.
Sometimes these stories are a bit interesting, but Wirfs fit with the Cardinals is really a no-brainer.