After moving to America from Nigeria to play basketball, Prince Tega Wanogho will be headed to Philadelphia. But instead of basketball, he’ll be playing offensive tackle for the Eagles.
He was selected 210th overall and is the sixth Auburn player taken thus far in the 2020 draft.
Wanogho came to Auburn as an extremely raw prospect looking to develop as an offensive lineman.
He redshirte his freshman year while recovering from a leg injury. Wanogho saw time as a backup his redshirt freshman year before taking over as a starter in 2017.
Things started a little rough for the Nigeria native as Wanogho and the rest of the Auburn offensive line allowed Jarrett Stidham to be sacked 11 times against Clemson in the second game of 2017.
Wanogho continued to improve, being named to the All-SEC first team by Pro Football Focus in 2018.
In 2019 the senior started every game except Kent State (injury), and was invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl but was unable to play due to a knee injury.
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The knee injury became a concern of and led the tackle to slide down the draft board after originally being projected as high as the second round.
Wanogho will join his teammate Jack Driscoll in Philadelphia.
Wanogho profiles as an athletic tackle who protects the quarterback but will need to continue to develop as a run blocker.
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