Bucs Trade-Up in Draft And Select Lineman to Protect Tom Brady

Tristan Wirfs joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tristan Wirfs joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

The first trade of the NFL Draft involved sliding up exactly one pick, swiping slots with a WR-needy team that wasn't really hiding its cards. Interesting?

In a draft that needed an injection of drama, the Tampa Bay Bucks swapped their selection with the San Francisco 49ers, moving up to No. 13 to help Tom Brady stay standing.

When all was said and done, the Bucs selected Tristan Wirfs, ending a run on OL that came a bit later than many draft experts suspected, but still ran its course by pick 13.

Though everything was up for debate until the horn sounded, many thought the agile Wirfs might've been the top tackle in this entire field. The Iowan dominated at RT and held strong at LT during his collegiate career, and we're sure Tampa Bay will use him wherever he's most needed.

He's a beastly physical talent who showed his prowess in the weight room and on the field for Kirk Ferentz. Now he'll use his agility to protect the GOAT. No pressure.