2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about TRISTAN WIRFS: Iowa, 6047 320 4.85. Junior entry, three-year starter, Mt. Vernon, IA. First-team All- America by Football Writers and Walter Camp Foundation, named Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Big 10, first-team All Big 10 by league coaches and media, first-team All Big 10 by the Associated Press, and the team hustle award on offense. After a record-setting high school shot put and discus career, Wirfs stepped in as a starting right and left tackle as a true freshman in 2017. He settled in on the right side as the Hawkeyes had another future NFL prospect manning the left side, Alaric Jackson. Wirfs is a physical freak in the weight room and keeping that in mind with his background as a thrower, it was a sight to see as his football skill set and performance started to catch up with his upside in 2019. The foot-quickness, hand-striking, and easy knee bend give him the look of a franchise offensive tackle. Put together well from head to toe. Functionally thick and sturdy. Carries tremendous power and pop from a standstill and can make a violent impact on contact. Derives most of his power from his legs and hips. Rolls them into the defender with a wide base. Capable of playing balanced and surefooted. Looks like a dancing bear as he drops into his pass set. Feet are active and light. Will reach his spot easily and still deliver the initial punch. Smart and versatile exterior blocker who was forced to change sides in a game multiple times and he did so without a hitch. A natural athlete with strong tools and techniques. Additional notes: Effective in both the zone run blocking scheme as well as pass protection. An explosive knee bender with strength, shock, and surge. Gets his share of decleaters every game. Plays with good body control and has the ability to regain balance, get out of trouble, redirect, and shift weight quickly. Generally good hand placement but will drop them down at times. Mentally tough. Always in a football position with his knees bent and feet under him, shoulder width apart. Buries a defender on an off tackle down block. Plays with aggression and attitude. Sustains with functional play strength and balance. Stays balanced on the move and in space. Good downfield effort to make second block. Can adjust his pull path on the run. Cuts off inside go with lateral agility and quickness. Rarely overextends but if he does, he doesn’t go to the ground. Quick to recover. Solid lower body, flexibility and power. A knee bender that is hard to knock off his feet. Can anchor versus power, has size, strength, balance, base, punch, shock, and drops weight. Has the lateral range to block the edge. First true freshman to start at either offensive tackle in the Kirk Ferentz era. OSR:1/41. First round. (A-34, H-10 1/4, BP-24, 10-1.68).