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Alec Ogletree | Linebacker

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
College: Georgia
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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch expects second-year LB Alec Ogletree to "thrive" in DC Gregg Williams' scheme this season.
Ogletree was credited with 117 tackles and six forced fumbles last year, but had just 1.5 sacks. The Rams will have a more attacking-style defense under Williams, which should translate into more sack opportunities and TFLs. Ogletree showed big-play ability as a rookie and has breakout appeal in IDP leagues. He posted double-digit tackles in 10 games last season and will return in a three-down role next to James Laurinaitis. Jun 27 - 5:37 PM

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Rookie WLB Alec Ogletree was the Rams' 2013 tackle leader with 155 based on coaches' film review.

He was credited with 117 on NFL.com. Ogletree also forced a whopping six fumbles and had ten pass breakups, though he graded out poorly in Pro Football Focus' 4-3 outside linebacker ratings. Ogletree remains a building block for IDP leaguers. The 30th overall pick in April's draft is just 22 years old.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 04:01:00 PM

The Rams are bringing in former Titans All-Pro OLB Keith Bulluck to work with first-round rookie LOLB Alec Ogletree.

Bulluck, who spent ten seasons in Tennessee with Rams coach Jeff Fisher from 2000-09, will be at Rams Park from Sunday through Wednesday working alongside Ogletree. At the team's post-draft press conference, Fisher specifically mentioned Bulluck as a player that Ogletree -- the 30th pick -- reminded him of.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Rams signed No. 30 overall pick LOLB Alec Ogletree to a four-year contract.

Ogletree is a highly athletic former safety, but he's a trainwreck character-wise off the field. Coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead love him, and Fisher even compared Ogletree to former Titans LB Keith Bulluck. Ogletree is expected to man the left outside 'backer spot, while Jo-Lonn Dunbar handles the right side.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Rather than weak- and strong-side linebackers, the Rams will use Alec Ogletree on the left side and Jo-Lonn Dunbar on the right.

Coach Jeff Fisher provided no detailed explanation, but Ogletree will end up playing the strong side more and Dunbar the weak side just because that's how the left and right sides work. Ogletree is likely to be employed in pass coverage frequently, matching up with tight ends due to his long arms and terrific range. Dunbar will be more of a run stuffer and situational pass rusher.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 05:27:00 PM

Per the team's official website, Rams first-round OLB Alec Ogletree is going to work at strong-side linebacker initially.

Ogletree is best suited for the weak side where he can chase ball carriers and cover tight ends. The Rams apparently feel comfortable with Jo-Lonn Dunbar sticking at WILL instead of flipping him to SAM. Ogletree intercepted a pass intended for the tight end on his first snap at minicamp, for what it's worth.
Sun, May 12, 2013 01:24:00 PM

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

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch believes Georgia LB Alec Ogletree could prove "particularly tempting" to the Rams if WRs Tavon Austin and Cordarrelle Patterson are off the board by No. 16.

Ogletree played inside 'backer in the SEC, but per reporter Jim Thomas, the Rams view him as an "athletic, speedy run-and-chase outside linebacker." Ogletree is a character nightmare, but coach Jeff Fisher has made a habit of nabbing talented players who tumble down the draft board because of off-the-field concerns. Ogletree may be a more realistic possibility for the Rams' second first-round pick at No. 22.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 09:21:00 AM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock says he is "scared to death" of Georgia LB Alec Ogletree as a first-round pick due both to off- and on-field concerns.

Ogletree is a candidate to slide out of the first round because his character is a nightmare. "I’m scared to death about Ogletree, both for on- and off-the-field issues," Mayock said. "When you put the tape on, he has no clue what he’s doing. He looks like a safety that somebody plugged inside at inside linebacker. He just runs around." Mayock also called Ogletree's work ethic and passion for the game "question marks right now."
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Coach Leslie Frazier strongly hinted Sunday that the Vikings may use one of their first-round picks on a middle linebacker.

The Vikings pick 23rd and 25th. "I'd like to believe there's going to be one there for us," Frazier said. "There's some good players at the linebacker spot, and we have a need to improve our depth and find a middle linebacker." This year's class isn't lacking in intriguing inside linebackers, but most have questions. Georgia's Alec Ogletree has been described as an "immature idiot," while Notre Dame's Manti Te'o has both on- and off-field concerns. Kansas State's Arthur Brown is recovering from a shoulder injury.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Georgia ILB Alec Ogletree ran twin forty times of 4.62 and 4.62 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Everyone knows Ogletree is a stellar athlete -- and these times are plenty fast for a 6-foot-3, 232-pound linebacker -- but club interviews and background checks will have a far greater impact on his draft slot. One NFL Player Personnel Director recently characterized Ogletree as "an immature idiot."
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 02:07:00 PM

One NFL team's player personnel director characterized Georgia ILB Alec Ogletree as an "immature idiot."

Ogletree has a laundry list of off-the-field worries, including a DUI arrest just before the Combine. He's likely to light up drills when the linebackers work out on Saturday, but the character concerns will cost Ogletree money.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 01:19:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette expects the Steelers to scratch Georgia ILB Alec Ogletree off of their 2013 draft board.

"There is no way they will draft this kid," Bouchette quipped. Ogletree has a long history of run-ins with the law, including last weekend's DUI. He'll likely be removed from several teams' draft boards. We wouldn't be surprised in the least, however, if the Bengals drafted Ogletree with the 21st overall pick.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 04:15:00 PM

SI's Peter King believes Georgia ILB Alec Ogletree would be a "clear" top-10 pick in April's draft if not for his off-the-field issues.

Reeling from a DUI arrest, Ogletree was suspended for the first four games of his senior season for violating Georgia's substance-abuse policy, and banned in 2010 for stealing a fellow Bulldog's motor scooter. It means Ogletree's interviews at the Combine will be as important as his on-the-field work, if not more so. Ogletree should shine in drills.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Georgia ILB Alec Ogletree was arrested on DUI charges last weekend.

Ogletree is Mike Mayock's top-rated inside linebacker for the 2013 draft and a projected top-25 pick. The arrest, just ahead of NFL Combine interviews, couldn't have been much more untimely. Ogletree was also suspended four games in 2012 for violating the Georgia football team's substance abuse policy. He allegedly turned in "positive drug tests," plural. Ogletree was suspended once more in 2010 for stealing a motor scooter from fellow UGA student.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 02:11:00 PM

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