Redskins three-round 2020 NFL mock draft: Offense after Chase Young
Born in Delta State, Nigeria, Prince Tega Wanogho transformed from a basketball player to one of the best left tackle prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. A redshirt senior, a three-year starter at left tackle for the Tigers, Wanogho’s progression for a tackle who just started playing organized football in high school has impressed scouts and draft experts immensely.
The 6-foot-5, 307-pound left tackle came to America when he was 16 years old and was a four-star recruit coming out of Edgewood Academy in Alabama. After redshirting his freshman year at Auburn, he converted to be a left tackle, where he played 10 games sparingly as a backup in 2016.
In 2017, he was immediately named the starting left tackle for the Auburn Tigers and never looked back. A now three-year starter at LT, Wanogho possesses some elite traits that will surely translate to the NFL. Wanogho’s basketball background shows, as he’s an underrated athlete who really can move laterally and explosively when blocking on the edge.
Wanogho moves fluidly and can recover quickly when beat; he has a solid amount of athleticism and technique to back him, especially for being a tad inexperienced for the position. Adding to his unique athletic ability, he’s very powerful at the point of attack, and can be a stout anchor on your offensive line.
Wanogho works very well as a puller too, and has excellent reach as a tackle. He has a lot of prototypical things you’re looking for in your left tackle, and with playing and practice time, he’ll surely progress into one of the more solid tackles in the NFL.
Although many don’t see Prince Tega Wanogho as a perennial All-Pro at the position, he has the tools and base to become a consistent cornerstone left tackle for the Redskins franchise for several seasons to come. With the versatility he brings in the run and pass game, protecting Dwayne Haskins and opening up holes for Derrius Guice, he’d be an impactful presence.
In the third round of the draft, although this isn’t the sexy pick, adding a future stud at left tackle who will be an immediate upgrade from what you had last season is a steal.