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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and first-round pick Tristan Wirfs reached an agreement on a four-year, $16.23 million rookie-scale contract Wednesday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the agreement as many teams scramble to get their draft picks signed before the start of training camp. All $16.23 million of the deal is guaranteed.
Ten first-round picks remain unsigned with camp looming, including No. 1 pick Joe Burrow and No. 2 pick Chase Young.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported the Bucs also agreed to deals with safety Antoine Winfield, running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn and linebacker Chapelle Russell to complete signing their 2020 draft class.
Wirfs was the No. 13 overall pick out of Iowa and the fourth offensive tackle off the board in April. He’s expected to start at right tackle in 2020.
“My biggest goal is to make the biggest impact that I can,” Wirfs told reporters. “I love being a part of a team as I loved all my teammates at Iowa. I can’t wait to meet all the guys on the Buccaneers. I just want to make the biggest impact I can anyway, shape or form.”
Wirfs will have among the most outsized expectations among rookies in 2020, given the responsibility of protecting a 43-year-old Tom Brady on a team that wants to compete for a deep playoff run.
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