The 2020 NFL Draft was a implausible one for the Bucs. They managed to land two impression gamers and Professional Bowlers in proper deal with Tristan Wirfs and security Antoine Winfield, Jr. with the group’s first two picks.
Large receiver Tyler Johnson, a fourth-rounder has logged beneficial snaps and has made a couple of vital catches in his two years in Tampa Bay. And third-round working again Ke’Shawn Vaughn has improved the final two seasons. He’s made essentially the most of his alternative when referred to as to start out final 12 months.
Wirfs got here into the league and set it ablaze along with his stellar play at proper deal with. Beginning as a rookie he was tasked with going towards a number of the finest go rushers the league has to supply. Faltering simply as soon as, when he let up a sack towards Khalil Mack. In his second season he was voted to the Professional Bowl and named a primary group All-Professional. The sky’s the restrict for Wirfs, who has Corridor of Fame potential.
Wanting again on the 2020 draft class, making an attempt to know how Winfield slipped into the second spherical is puzzling. Not solely did he fall into the early-mid a part of the second spherical he wasn’t even the primary security chosen.
Winfield was the fourth security off the board behind the likes of Kyle Dugger, Grant Delpit and Xavier McKinney. Out of the group, there’s no doubting Winfield has been the most efficient participant. Named a starter from day one, he gained Professional Bowl recognition in his second season.
How Excessive Does Wirfs Land In A Re-draft?
However in terms of re-drafting the 2020 NFL Draft, the place would each gamers wind up? Wirfs was initially chosen by the Bucs with the thirteenth choose in Spherical 1 after a one-spot trade-up with the 49ers. Winfield wasn’t taken till choose No. 45 within the second spherical. Certainly each gamers would transfer up in a re-draft, however the place would they fall?
Wanting on the draft as an entire there have been few gamers which have been higher than Wirfs and two of them are quarterbacks. Chargers passer Justin Herbert and Tremendous Bowl runner-up Joe Burrow of the Bengals. You would make a case for a wholesome Chase Younger and the electrical Justin Jefferson for being higher than Wirfs. However he lands no decrease than 5 in a re-draft in my very own opinion.
1 – QB Joe Burrow
2 – QB Justin Herbert
3 – DE Chase Younger
4 – WR Justin Jefferson
5 – RT Tristan Wirfs
The place Does Winfield Get Re-drafted?
The true query is the place does Winfield land?
He’s definitely moved into the primary spherical, however is he a Prime 10 participant?
Wanting on the draft there are solely 5 different 2020 picks not beforehand listed, together with Winfield, which have been named to a Professional Bowl. These gamers are, Cowboys vast receiver Ceedee Lamb, Colts working again Jonathan Taylor, Cowboys nook Trevon Diggs and Lions guard Jonah Jackson. Falcons nook A.J. Terrell and Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy are high-caliber gamers with out Professional Bowl nods.
Taylor and Lamb are locks for the Prime 10 in a re-draft. And due to the place he performs, Diggs almost certainly is as properly. Particularly after main the league in interceptions in 2021. That would go away two spots left to spherical out the Prime 10.
Wanting on the careers of Jeudy and Terrell in comparison with Winfield, Winfield will get the nod over each for me. Terrell rounds out the Prime 10 on account of Jeudy’s accidents within the league.
6 – RB Jonathan Taylor
7 – WR Ceedee Lamb
8 – CB Trevon Diggs
9 – S Antoine Winfield, Jr.
10 – CB A.J. Terrell