The Philadelphia Eagles add some depth at offensive tackle at pick number 210 of the 2020 NFL Draft. Here’s a quick scouting report on Prince Tega Wanogho.
At the age of 16, Prince Tega Wanogho arrived in the United States with one change of clothes and 20 dollars to his name. The plan was to become the next big NBA star. That dream died when he broke his leg, but Philadelphia Eagles fans everywhere should feel fortunate that a rose grew from the concrete.
He had actually been introduced to football as he started playing while waiting on the basketball season to begin. Now one league’s loss, the NBA’s, is another league’s gain, the NFL.
The Eagles just made this young man the 210th-overall selection of 2020’s NFL Draft, and this could wind up being a guy that we talk about for years to come. It’s kind of hard to expect failure at this point, wouldn’t you say? The “City of Brotherly Love” likes underdog stories. This is a nice guy to cheer for.
Here are two immediate reactions to a wise decision by the “Birds”
1. You love the conference. You have to love the prospect.
Playing in, perhaps, college football’s most difficult division to play in, the SEC West, Tega Wanogho cut his teeth versus some of the NCAA‘s best pass rushers, and he cleared the way in the oft-used running game of the Auburn Tigers.
He started in 32 of his 42 games there, and he earned Second-Team All-SEC honors in 2019.
2. This pick makes perfect sense.
With the Philadelphia Eagles moving on from future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jason Peters and Hlapoulivaati Vaitai in the offseason, two of the top four tackles on the team were gone in the amount of time it takes Thanos to snap his fingers.
We figured the “Birds” might look to add depth along the offensive line, and they’ve done that, first with the addition of Jack Driscoll, a guard, in Round 4 and with the addition of Tega Wanogho in Round 6. This is a great pickup for Philly.