Photo of Alec Ogletree
Drafted By: Rams
  • Round 1
  • Pick 30
  • Overall 30

Combine Results

Grade
84.0 ?
  • 4.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.39 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He's much more talented a player than the 30th overall pick in the draft. He plays linebacker like the safety he used to be. This kid does not take on the blockers, but he's a great athlete." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'2" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 242LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

The twin brother of teammate (and fullback) Alexander Ogletree, Alec made a splash for the Bulldogs with his big hits and momentum-changing turnovers. However, Ogletree is less reliable off the field, as he was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season for a violation of team rules. He's one of the best athletes at his position, and that derives from Ogletree's history at safety, where he played as a freshman, making five starts in 2010. Heading into his sophomore season, Ogletree continued to grow, and the coaching staff asked him to move to inside linebacker. That was until he suffered a broken right foot in the season-opener against Boise State and missed the following six games. He returned to the field against Florida and went on to earn the team's David Jacobs Award as a player who, by example, portrays courage, spirit, character and determination.


At safety as a freshman, Ogletree recorded 34 total tackles, one of which went for a loss. Despite missing almost seven full games in 2011, Ogletree recorded 52 total tackles from his inside linebacker spot, including 7.5 for loss, three of which were sacks. He added two forced fumbles and two pass breakups. During his final season in Athens, Ogletree accounted for 111 total tackles, 11.5 going for a loss with three sacks. He showed more comfort in coverage with five pass breakups, including his first interception. Ogletree also scored on a blocked field-goal attempt against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.

Analysis

Strengths

Has excellent speed for the position, can turn on the jets to chase plays down form behind. Beats blocks with hand quickness, plays the position like a safety with a chance to build a frame like a linebacker. That helps undercut blocks to make tackles for loss from behind. Can really hit when he wants to. Attacks blockers with authority. Best at closing on the edge, when running back looks to bounce outside or the quarterback scrambles out of the pocket. Flashes plays where he looks possessed, like nothing will stop him. Sticks to running backs in coverage, even with a slip he has enough closing speed to be reliable in coverage. Attacks the football when tackling in the hopes of creating a fumble. Outstanding straight-line speed. Plays loose.

Weaknesses

Rarely uses hands to fight with blockers despite an aggressive mentality. Overruns a lot of plays between the tackles, struggles to recover. Has a lot of issues dealing with second-level blocks from the offensive line, rarely can work over top of them, winds up walled off. Run and chase player at this point, loses gap integrity with false or wasted steps. Dives or lunges for a lot of tackles rather than running through them and wrapping up. Mentality changes when attacking an offensive lineman compared to a running back.

NFL Comparison

Thomas Davis

Bottom Line

It is tough to question Ogletree's athleticism at linebacker. Just watching him close on runs or swing passes on the edge is worth the price of admission. Despite playing the last two years at inside linebacker, it would not be surprising to see Ogletree make the switch to weakside linebacker in a defense that uses a four-man front. Struggles to get over top of blocks but does his best work chasing and closing. Expect the Bulldog to be a three-down player if he cuts down on wasted steps.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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