Alec Ogletree has been one of the top inside linebackers throughout the draft process and, with that being a huge need for the Houston Texans, we decided to take a closer look at him.
We talked to Tyler Dawgden, the Co-publisher of The Georgia Sports Blog, and asked him more about Ogletree.
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Weight: 242 lbs.
Arm Length: 33 1/2 inches
Hands: 10 inches
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How did Ogletree end up at Georgia?
He and his twin brother Zander both signed to play for Georgia. Alec committed before his senior year and only took one official visit, which was with UGA.
What did he mean to the Georgia football program?
He led the team in tackles this season (while suspended the first four games) and was a vocal field leader. He was a huge play maker and a vocal leader on the field. More importantly, he was asked to move closer to the ball to play linebacker from safety when Georgia needed depth at ILB. Clearly, that benefited the Dawgs.
What are his strengths?
Athleticism, arm length, big hitter. Ability to drop into coverage and meet the ball on underneath routes.
What are his weaknesses?
His off field decision making. He can have issues disengaging from blockers on run plays. Has tendency to go for the big hit instead of wrapping up a ball carrier.
Is he made for a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme at linebacker?
He can play either. He is probably a bit more suited for 3-4, but his skills and experience playing safety will help him and ensure he has a place on the field in either scheme.
How do you project him at the next level?
He'll be a mid first rounder who'll make a roster and get playing time. I think his ability to put some meat on his frame and ability to get coached up will make the difference in him being a two or three year player and a pro-bowler. He certainly has the talent to be a pro-bowler. If he can gain some weight and improve his tackling technique, he'll be a long term NFL starter.