LA Chargers: 3 offensive tackles to consider in second round
By Travis Wakeman
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
To begin, Tega Wanogho is not a perfectly polished prospect as he enters the draft and if you want to find things to nitpick about, they exist.
Born in Nigeria, Wanogho has only been playing football at a competitive level for a handful of years since getting into the game in high school. That said, he comes from one of the more established college football programs in the nation.
He had to have his right knee scoped this past January which caused him to miss the Senior Bowl. He will also not work out at the combine as a result and will have a private pro day for teams.
Now let’s talk about what he can do on the field.
Initially interested in playing basketball, Tega Wanogho has a long, athletic frame and his athleticism becomes very evident when watching what he can do. His technique in pass protection is already solid. He needs work as a run blocker but the physical tools to eventually be adept in that department are there.
In open space against defenders on the second level, this guy can be a monster. For instance, a screen pass to Austin Ekeler where this guy is out in front could be extremely effective.
Tega Wanogho needs some fine-tuning to polish up his raw skills. That said, he’s no more a “project” than Trey Pipkins was last year and projects as a better long-term left tackle than him too.