With the 210th pick in the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Auburn offensive tackle Prince Tega Wanogho.
Wanogho played 49 games at Auburn, all at left tackle. After coming over from Nigeria to play basketball at Englewood Academy in Alabama. Wanogho earned second-team All-SEC honors during his senior year. He was invited to the Senior Bowl, where he received a medical flag due to a knee.
Wanogho disputed that in an interview, however, stating that he was pulled out of the Senior Bowl.
“I’m not pulling out,” Wanogho said. “I was actually pulled out,” Wanogho said in an interview for Al.com during Senior Bowl week. Wangho fell to the sixth round in the draft, further down than most people thought he would.
What the Experts Say.
A late-comer to the sport, Wanogho gained over 50 pounds and has gone through a crash course in football experience since stepping onto campus as a raw athlete with just a year of high school experience. His shorter arms will be an issue against long-limbed defenders, but instinctive, quick hands and an ability to swat and re-establish as a hand fighter should help counter that concern. The footwork and body control are just OK, but he’s loose-hipped and tremendously athletic with rare recovery ability when beaten. He may never be a plus run blocker, but he should keep improving with additional work and experience.
Wanogho’s NFL play may be inconsistent, but his talent and ability to keep rushers off his quarterback is what matters most, and it should make him a long-time starter with development. Very late-comer to the sport, but possesses excellent athletic ability and improving skill-set to handle NFL pass protection on the left side. His issues are more technical and experience-based than physical.- Lance Zierlein, NFL Network.
Zierlein had him pegged as a 3-4th rounder. If everything pans out for the Eagles, Wanogho could be a great value pick, which at this point in the draft, is what you hope for.