As mentioned earlier, Prince Tega Wanogho came to the U.S. with the hopes of being the next big NBA legend. He’ll probably become the next great NFL tackle instead.
During his days at Edgewood Academy in Elmore, Alabama, he was asked to try out for the football team by one of the coaches, and after playing one year as a defensive lineman, he earned a scholarship to play at Auburn.
He took a redshirt in Year 1 thanks to a leg injury he sustained as a high school senior. In 2019, he earned Second-Team All-SEC honors to conclude a career where he started the final 32 games of a 42-game career despite playing much of his final year with more injuries.
Here’s someone who can wind up in the “steal” category. Tega Wanogho may not make the initial 53-man roster as Philly has a lot of bodies, but that could be dangerous if the “Birds” want to hold on to him. Coach Malzahn says “his best football is ahead of him”, and the failure to place him on the active roster early could allow another team to swoop in and snatch him.
Still, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Eagles fans see him early. All roads probably lead to the practice squad, but with the way this team gets injured, he could find his way onto the field at some point down the road in the campaign. We’ll have to wait and see if that’s the case.