5 players the Vikings will regret passing on in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Prince Tega Wanogho – OT (Auburn)

The Vikings bolstered their offensive line a couple of times in the 2020 NFL Draft. One move they could regret was passing on Prince Tega Wanogho when he fell to their laps towards the end of the sixth round.

Instead of taking the SEC battle-tested lineman, Minnesota selected the unheralded Blake Brandel from Oregon State. Time will tell if this was the right decision, but Tega Wanogho was a player who was projected to go much higher.

Tega Wanhogho is 6-foot-5, 308 pounds, and he was a former basketball player, so he moves extremely well. He’s plenty strong and he has very active hands that he uses to fend off pass rushers. This guy was widely thought to be a second, or worst case, a third-round pick and there was no real reason given as to why he slid down the board.

He was seen as a pretty raw prospect, only having played football since his senior year in high school. He was also coming off some minor knee surgery that forced him to miss this year’s Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine.

Perhaps there are concerns about there being some long term issues with his knee or maybe teams just didn’t get to see this guy in person the way they wanted to and they weren’t sure how close he really is to contribute in the NFL. That being said, chances are high the Vikings will regret passing on this guy to instead select a prospect who many figured would go undrafted.