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Alec Ogletree | Linebacker

Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 232

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Rams selected Georgia OLB Alec Ogletree with the No. 30 overall pick.
Ogletree (6-3, 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 11:34:00 PM

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After talking with NFL sources, Fox Sports' Peter Schrager is "convinced" Georgia OLB Alec Ogletree will be a top 10 pick.

Wow. Ogletree has intriguing length and speed, which will come in handy in coverage, but he frequently shies from contact between the tackles. Ogletree puts together a great highlight reel and can viciously tackle on the edge, but too often he plays with his hands by his side and struggles to work through blocks. He is only a weakside linebacker in our estimation.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 11:09:00 AM

The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein believes Georgia LB Alec Ogletree is the best fit for the Bears from a physical standpoint.

We doubt Ogletree is the selection at No. 20, but could certainly get a look in the second-round. We project Ogletree purely to the weakside behind a four man front. The Bears do not have a third-round selection, but if they obtain one a possible target is Zaviar Gooden.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 02:23:00 PM

Bears beat writer Dan Pompei mocked Georgia LB Alec Ogletree to the Saints at No. 15.

"He has the talent to justify being picked here," Pompei writes, listing Ogletree as an inside linebacker. "The Saints also could be tempted by a defensive end or safety Kenny Vaccaro." With the way he currently plays the game, we think Ogletree only fits as a weakside linebacker, but with improved hand use and strength at the point of attack that could change.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 12:47:00 PM

Georgia LB Alec Ogletree visited the Bills on Wednesday.

Earlier in the process, Ogletree had frequently been mocked to the Bills at pick No. 8. However, the Georgia linebacker is no longer seen as a lock for the first-round and possibly could be had in the early part of the second. We expect him to play the weakside spot behind any four man front.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 11:22:00 AM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jeff Schultz reports "at least" 10 teams have had visits or private workouts with Georgia LB Alec Ogletree.

"At least 10 teams already have private workouts or visits set up with Ogletree, including the Falcons. Others: New England, Baltimore, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Buffalo," Schultz writes. The news comes as no surprise, as teams want to figure out Ogletree's character issues. He also has an abundance of talent, offering the range that teams are looking for at the position.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 08:58:00 PM

National Football Post's Russ Lande writes Georgia LB Alec Ogletree could still go in the first round.

" Although there are no doubt still some major concerns about Ogletree’s decision making because of some of his off-field incidents, his talent level is sky high and will most likely lead to him still being a first round pick," Lande wrote. Ogletree has had multiple off-the-field issues, including a recent DUI, but he has great range and shows the cover ability teams are looking for.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 08:24:00 PM

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter reports the Falcons will either workout or visit with Georgia LB Alec Ogletree.

Ogletree has had character issues but has a load of talent. He's very rangy and athletic, and has been compared to the Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Johnson. Ogletree would bring much needed athleticism to the Falcons but there are character questions with the prospect. The Falcons are very tough on grading character, which makes it hard to see them drafting him despite his skill set.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 07:05:00 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes Georgia LB Alec Ogletree is one of the five best "athletes and football players this class has to offer."

"Shake my head in amazement every tape," McShay tweeted. "When you make as many plays as #9 it's much easier to overlook some baggage. Right or wrong.. just facts of life." Ogletree might not have tested as amazingly as expected, but he looks the part of an athletic linebacker on the field.
Sat, Mar 2, 2013 02:09:00 PM

One scout compared UGA LB Alec Ogletree to Kansas City Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson.

"Can play any position in a 4-3 and either inside spot in a 3-4. "He's like (Kansas City's) Derrick Johnson," the scout said. "He will slip and slide around in there and make a bunch of plays. He's so athletic and he's big and can really run. He won't square up and hit you in the mouth. It's just the suspension and everything. You've got to worry about that." The scout also noted the New England Patriots as a likely suitor. Ogletree was recently arrested for DUI and has seen his stock slip.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 06:09:00 PM

After talking with a few NFL scouts, Kevin Weidl believes Georgia LB Alec Ogletree is too talented to slip out of the first-round.

This was the consensus opinion Weidl picked up form the conversations. Ogletree has three off the field incidents to his name while at Georgia, but the linebacker is plenty athletic and fluid in coverage and closes with force on edge runs.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 10:11:00 AM

SI's Peter King writes Georgia LB Alec Ogletree "would be a clear top-10 pick with a clean resume."

King mentions that Ogletree could be a rare three-down linebacker in the NFL, "if right." He adds, "some GM is going to stake his reputation on Ogletree in the first-round, most likely. Which GM? It would have to be a secure one. Green Bay's Ted Thompson or de facto GM Bill Belichick of the Patriots or Baltimore's Ozzie Newsome, all down near the bottom of the round."
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Following Georgia LB Alec Ogletree's DUI, former NFL scout Bucky Brooks noted "GMs and scouts cringe when they hear about arrests and legal transgressions leading up to the NFL Draft."

"It shows immaturity and questionable character," writes Brooks. "Additionally, it makes you question whether the player can handle the pro lifestyle." This was not Ogletree's first off-field incident, as he missed four games in 2012 after failing a drug test and the linebacker also faced a theft charge in 2010.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 10:41:00 AM

Georgia LB Alec Ogletree was recently charged with a DUI, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

"Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona," agent Pat Dye told PFT. "After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI. Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt. Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time." This is not Ogletree's first off-field incident, as he was suspended four games last season after failing a drug test. This only raises more questions the projected first-rounder will have to answer throughout the draft process.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 10:40:00 PM

NFL teams will need to keep things simple for Georgia LB Alec Ogletree, according to one anonymous scout.

"Ogletree moves like a defensive back playing linebacker," the scout said. "He’s fast, quick and athletic — he moves like a gazelle. He has run into some trouble off the field and is going to need things kept simple, but I would like to have him." Ogletree might fit as an inside linebacker in a 3-4, but likely projects to a weakside role behind a four man front.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 12:02:00 PM