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The first order of business for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2020 NFL Draft: get protection for their new quarterback Tom Brady.

They did exactly that by selecting offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs out of Iowa at No. 13 overall.

Wirfs, who topped our pre-draft OT rankings, is a 6-foot-5, 320 pound freak athlete who ran a 4.85 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. So it's fair to assume Brady was pretty excited about the Bucs' latest addition.

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As for Wirfs' reaction to joining Brady in Tampa Bay, he was asked on SiriusXM NFL Radio how long it took him after being drafted to realize he'd be blocking for Brady.

"Pretty quick," Wirfs answered. "As soon as Coach [Bruce] Arians said to me this was the Bucs, I mean, that was the first thing that popped into my mind, 'I've got to block for Tom Brady.' That's pretty special."

Wirfs also was reminded that Brady's longtime New England Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski will be lining up next to him at tight end, and that's an exciting thought for the Bucs' first-rounder.

"That's going to be a lot of fun," Wirfs said. "He's a great player and you know his personality, he's super outgoing, so I think we'll get along just fine."

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Sounds like Brady's new lineman is ready to get to work.

 

As for how the Patriots fared on Day 1 of the draft, they traded their No. 23 overall pick to the Los Angeles Chargers for picks 37 and 71. Day 2 is shaping up to be an eventful day for the six-time Super Bowl champions as they currently have five picks between Rounds 2 and 3.