#76 Prince Tega Wanogho
WT: 308 lbs
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Edgewood Acadamy (Montgomery, AL)
Accolades: 2019 2nd Team All-SEC.
Scouting Report: OT Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
Athleticism: Fairly athletic, I would imagine he tests slightly better than average. Moves well and has quick feet. An ex-basketball player from Nigeria, he picked up football as a way to stay in shape. Auburn used him on both sides of the line and doing all sorts of things, pulling and setting edges. 12/15.
Power/Strength: Shows promise with his strength, he has the big body. I think he’s raw and unrefined, and tapping into his potential will be teaching him how to use his strength. When he wins off the snap, he is dominant. 17/25.
Technique and Mechanics
Pass Blocking: Very inconsistent with his hands, and doesn’t place them as well as I expected to see. He seems to struggle with footwork and getting to his anchor. Short, choppy steps are good, but he’s too quick to set. He doesn’t recover well from an initial move without help. When he has a good rep, though, you can see the upside that he brings. It seems as though sometimes he’s too tightly strung. 17/25.
Run Blocking: When Wanogho wins off of the snap, he is dominant. Get’s a very good push and is looking to impact multiple levels of the play. Hand usage is an issue and his placement doesn’t allow him to get into defenders and lock them down. 13/20.
Football IQ/Awareness: There is some versatility that Wanogho offers, as Auburn had this weird thing where they would switch the tackles and play a lot of unbalanced lines. Three-year starter gives him much-needed experience, but he still shows issues to even the most basic techniques of his position. You have to wonder if he’s coachable. 6/10.
Leadership/Personality: Prince Tega Wanogho a Nigerian Prince. His father is the Chief of a village there. He played tight end in high school and moved to the offensive line once he arrived in Auburn. He’s a good presence and the NFL won’t take any personality issues with him. 5/5.
Prince Tega Wanogho has come a long way from being a basketball player. He’s transitioned into a starting left tackle in the SEC, the toughest conference in football. His playing style has been that of survival. He has managed to get by simply relying on his natural tools and talents. That being said, he’s going to need to improve his technique and refine his mechanics before he has a chance to be a serviceable starter in the NFL. I think he’s a second-round prospect with tremendous upside to be a very good player in the NFL.
Injury Grade: (+1)
Ceiling Grade: (+5)