The Duel

NFL Draft Odds Favor Tristan Wirfs as Giants Top Pick

Zach Brunner
Tristan Wirfs is projected to be the first offensive lineman drafted.
Tristan Wirfs is projected to be the first offensive lineman drafted. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

With nearly every sport on hold for the time being, many fans are looking towards the NFL Draft as the next moment we get a slight bit of sports action. Once draft day hits, New York Giants fans won't have to wait too long get in on the action, owning the No. 4 overall pick.

After finishing last season with a 4-12 record, there are many areas of need on this Giants team, but the biggest of them all may be the offensive line. For this reason, Tristan Wirfs (+195) is the favorite to be selected by the Giants at fourth overall, according to odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Playing offensive tackle for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Wirfs is projected to be the first offensive lineman off the board in the NFL Draft. He also seems to be the most naturally gifted lineman in the draft.

At 6-5, 320 pounds, Wirfs does just about everything well and would be a perfect fit for this Giants team. He is smooth in his movements and has quick feet both in his kick steps and maneuvering outside. He has the athleticism to finish in space, which could create nightmares for defenses when Saquon Barkley gets a full head of steam behind him.

Interestingly, if the Giants don't go with Wirfs, the odds suggest they may still go with an offensive lineman. Second in the odds is Mekhi Becton (+210) and third is Jedrick Wills (+240). There is then a significant gap before Isaiah Simmons (+420).

Drawing comparison to Lane Johnson, Wirfs also can excel as a pass blocker and would be a huge asset up front to protect Daniel Jones for years to come.

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