Rams selected Georgia OLB Alec Ogletree with the No. 30 overall pick.
Ogletree (6-foot-2 1/2, 242) is a long-armed (33 1/2"), highly athletic converted safety who racked up 20 career tackles for loss, six sacks, and four forced fumbles as a 22-game college starter. Unfortunately, he's a trainwreck off the field, getting arrested for theft in 2010 and DUI this past February. On it, Ogletree is not an especially physical player but possesses terrific range, both sideline to sideline in the run game and as a cover 'backer versus tight ends and slot receivers. He ran 4.7-flat at the Combine with a 1.6 ten-yard split and did 20 reps on the bench. Some were projecting him as an inside linebacker, but Ogletree does his best work chasing from the weak side and should step into that role for the Rams, along with staying on the field in passing situations.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 11:31:00 PM