Iowa junior offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs announced Tuesday that he will enter the 2020 NFL Draft, where he could be a top 10 pick.

His news came several hours after Iowa lost star defensive end A.J. Epenesa early to the draft.

Wirfs was selected a first-team All-American this season by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America. He won the Big Ten's Rimington-Pace award as the league's top offensive lineman.

He started 33 career games at Iowa, including 10 at right tackle and three at left tackle this season.

He is rated at No. 8 on the big board of draft analyst Dane Brugler at The Athletic. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. rated Wirfs at No. 20 on his rankings last month, writing that Wirfs "has incredible strength and power ... and he can also move his feet. Wirfs is a rare talent who could keep moving up."

Other top tackles who declared early for the draft are Georgia's Andrew Thomas and Alabama's Jedrick Wills.

--Field Level Media

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