The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into the divisional round of the NFL playoffs looking to avoid a three game season sweep at the hands of the Saints. The Buccaneers have struggled against the Saints this year in pass protection amongst many things. Rookie right tackle Tristan Wirfs has been the surprising anchor on the Buccaneers line in pass protection.
According to PFF, Wirfs has logged some amazing statistics this season. Rookies have traditionally struggled but Wirfs has thrived.
Tristan Wirfs pass-blocking stats:
🔺 698 snaps
🔺 1 sack allowed pic.twitter.com/Gd9IxyGr1L
— PFF (@PFF) January 13, 2021
Wirfs wasn’t the first offensive tackle drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, but has arguably performed the best of the rookie class. He has allowed only one sack in 698 snaps. This is made even more amazing when the lack of mobility of quarterback Tom Brady is taken into account. All of this was done with no pre-season games or traditional training camp.
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