The 2020 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Prince Tega Wanogho 2020 NFL Draft profile.
Position: Offensive Tackle
Size: 6-foot-5, 308 pounds
2019 stats: All-SEC Second-Team
Tega Wanogho just started playing football in the year before he got to Auburn. Since that point he has gone from an unpolished athlete to one of the best offensive tackles in the 2020 NFL Draft.
He redshirted his first year on campus, while also recovering from an injury. Tega Wanogho then saw action as a reserve lineman in 2016. For the 2017 season, Tega Wanogho started four games at left tackle. He entered the 2018 season as the starting left tackle. Auburn went 8-5 and capped the season off with a win over Purdue in the Music City Bowl. In 2019, Tega Wanogho started every game at left tackle as the Tigers went 9-4, finishing the season with a loss to Minnesota in the Outback Bowl.
After learning the game at a more detailed level at Auburn, Tega Wanogho is heading to the NFL. He is a candidate to be selected in the second or third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Tega Wanogho is a good athlete for an offensive tackle. He was a defensive end in high school and added weight to play offensive tackle at Auburn. His ability to add weight, but keep his athletic ability is crucial to why he is a highly regarded draft prospect. He can stay in front of most defensive linemen because he has the athleticism and mobility in his arsenal.
His athleticism helps him to be a good pass blocker. He has the mobility to block the quarterback’s blindside, because not too many edge rushers can get around him. He has decent flexibility and length to hold rushers off for a decent amount of time. Tega Wanogho’s technique will need to improve, but he has all the tools to be a good pass blocker.
His length is a huge asset that will translate to the NFL. He measured with 33 1/2″ arms at the NFL combine and uses his length well. Tega Wanogho can hold off defenders with his length and won’t lose many battles because the opponent is longer than him.
He has a lot of talent, but his technique could use a lot of work in a variety of different areas. His feet are quick, but he needs to have better footwork to be more efficient. This includes his kick slide used in pass protection. He can strike with his hands decently well, but he needs to work on his timing and technique to get better in that area.
His awareness will also need to improve at the next level. Because he is new to football and his position, other tackles in the class are ahead of him in terms of recognizing what is coming at them. He blocked in a zone scheme in college and will likely thrive in a similar situation, while a different situation could give him a steeper learning curve.
Tega Wanogho did well to add weight before fully transitioning to tackle, but he could add more strength to be a more complete player. He loses to power on a decent basis and has the frame to add more strength to combat that in the NFL.
Projected Draft Range: Second Round Pick-Third Round Pick
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