Prince Tega Wanogho – Auburn LT
6’6”, 305 pounds, 4.83 40 time
Projected round: Second
Q: At what point did you learn that the offensive side of football was the sport for you?
A: I came to Auburn as a defensive player, but found the offense easier to play and not get as tired as the games wore on. In my second year at Auburn I had to choose between the two, and had been placed at right tackle and liked the job.
Q: When did you give up basketball?
A: I broke my leg in high school and didn’t have quite the jumping abilities.
Q: What did you come to the Senior Bowl to prove?
A: That I deserve to be here among all these great players, and that I can compete with some of the best in the nation. That is my own mindset. I am a lot quicker than most everybody think. I can run.
Q: What will NFL teams find out about you this week?
A: I am an intelligent player and at the end of the day I am not a guy you are going to have to worry about off-the-field. At the same time, I am going to sell myself to the opposition and show them I am going to prove myself every day.
Q: At any point did you guard, and if so which side?
A: I have never played guard.
Q: Have you ever played right tackle?
A: In 2016 I played the entire season.
Q: Do you consider your strength to be run blocking or pass blocking?
A: I would say both. If I had to choose I would have to say pass blocking. But I love the running game and move bodies out of the way.
Q: Is it important to come in and start your first year?
A: That is my mindset. There are going to be veterans and people who know the system better than me at first, but its a job and I want to be the best at my job. That’s me – I am going to compete.
Q: What was your favorite NFL team growing up?
A: Not one. I grew up in Nigeria so we didn’t see American football much. I played center back in soccer and wanted to be a professional soccer player when I grew up. But I developed a lot bigger than soccer and here I am. Soccer is my training for running, though. I can run.