2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Prince Tega Wanogho

  • Prince Tega Wanogho, 6-5/307

  • Offensive Tackle

  • Auburn

  • Prince Tega Wanogho Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Extremely talented
  • Huge upside
  • Excellent athlete
  • Quick feet
  • Able to seal off the edge
  • Able to mirror speed rushers
  • Doesn't have to reach for rushers
  • Gets depth in his drop to neutralize speed rushers
  • Bends at the knee
  • Powerful upper body
  • Can get a push in the ground game
  • Quick out of his stance
  • Fast to the second level, open field
  • Good in space
  • Can hit blocks in space
  • Able to pull
  • Blocks with a mean streak
  • Will punish defenders
  • Big hands - 10 inches
  • Good height, weight to play on the edge
  • Franchise left tackle skill set
  • Experience against quality competition

  • Weaknesses:
  • Character/Makeup concerns
  • Teams question his love of football
  • Inconsistent attitude on the field
  • Shorter than ideal arms - 33.13
  • Raw
  • Needs some development

  • Summary: In the passing-driven NFL, teams are always looking for dependable left tackles who can help keep their quarterbacks healthy. It can be very difficult to find left tackles with Wanogho's skill set, as he is supremely talented. Wanogho is a great athlete with speed, natural strength, and a ton of upside to develop. Team sources say Wanogho's skill set is just as good as potential top-10 tackles, including Georgia's Andrew Thomas and Alabama's Jedrick Wills. If Wanogho dedicates himself, he could be one of the steals of the 2020 NFL Draft.

    Wanogho has all the tools needed to be a shutdown left tackle in pass protection. He possesses quick feet with serious athleticism and agility to block on the edge. With his speed and athlete ability, Wanogho is easily able to mirror speed rushers and keep them from getting around the corner. He is quick out of his stance, and his size makes him tough to run around. With his natural power and strong base, Wanogho stands up bull rushers and has the ability to keep them from getting a push. Wanogho also uses that strength to tie up rushers and sustain blocks so second efforts aren't effective against him. Wanogho has the upside and ability to be a shutdown pass protector for the NFL.

    In the ground game, Wanogho is special as well. Many college left tackles are finesse players, but Wanogho flashes a mean streak and will punish defenders. He has power in the upper body and is able to knock defenders off the ball to move them out of their gap. With his upper and lower body strength, Wanogho can get a push as a run blocker and is more effective than typical left tackles. That being said, Wanogho turns it on at times and off at others. That inconsistent attitude, mean streak, and effort really hurts him with scouts.

    In terms of movement, Wanogho is phenomenal on the edge. He is shockingly fast, and you can see it in the open field, where he looks like he has the speed of a tight end. After firing out of his stance, Wanogho is a lightning bolt to the second level, and his agility allows him to hit blocks in space. Those skills also lead to Wanogho being able to pull well around the field, and he is a great fit for either a zone-blocking scheme or a man-blocking scheme.

    Wanogho would be a slam dunk top-16 pick it weren't NFL teams having questions about his passion for football. Teams worry that he doesn't really love football and that the lack of feeling could lead to inconsistent effort in offseason training and on field performance. These character and makeup concerns are the big weight on Wanogho's draft stock.

    Wanogho looks like a future starting left tackle at the next level, and he could develop into one of the best left tackles in the NFL if he works hard and commits himself to being the best he can possibly be. In speaking to some team sources, they believe Wanogho will be a second-round pick after sliding out of the first round because of his character and makeup concerns.

    Player Comparison: Jason Peters. When Wanogho is on his game, he reminds me of Peters with his size and athleticism. Peters had some makeup concerns coming into the NFL as well. If Wanogho dedicates himself, I think he could be a top franchise left tackle comparable to Peters.



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