3rd Round, 85th overall
Prince Tega-Wanogho, OT, Auburn
With the current and obvious needs on the OL, the Steelers can go for either an OT or an IOL option. That said, looking over all of the options, Prince Tega-Wanogho has the upside of being a top player at his position. That being said, he has some obvious deficiencies, mainly his passion for the game and his footwork. Combine that with an incredibly deep OT class at the top will likely cause him to fall further than his talent level would indicate.
His tape showcases a lot of talent as both a run blocker and a pass blocker. As well, he is athletic for his size and maintains good blocking while on the move. While his career may start on the right side of the line, he projects well as a blindside protector long term. Considering the question mark with the Steelers and the Alejandro Villanueva next year, adding a player that could quickly transition to that side this year makes sense.
While the technique is fixable with proper coaching, the lack of passion is more of a concern. Again, in a structured organization with a good coach (something the Steelers have), they should be able to get the most out of him. There is a bit of a projection here, but he should be able to compete for the starting RT spot this year. He could be in play to start on the left side early in his career as well.