03/28/2013 - 2013 Georgia Pro Day: Representatives from all 32 NFL teams gathered at Georgia's pro day on Thursday for a workout held outdoors on FieldTurf in approximately 40-degree temperatures. Alec Ogletree, LB (6-2 5/8, 244) - Ogletree ran the 40 in 4.64 seconds with the wind and 4.75 seconds against the wind. He had a 4.57-second short shuttle and a 7.11-second three-cone drill. He also performed 18 strength lifts. His best NFL position is probably as a weak-side linebacker. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
02/23/2013 - While Manti Te'o said the teams he has met with at the NFL Scouting Combine have moved on pretty quickly from the hoax he was a victim of, Alec Ogletree admitted he has faced a good mixture of questions between football and his off-field issues. That's likely because "issues" is plural. A safety his first year at Georgia, Ogletree made a successful transition to middle linebacker two years ago and declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season. A first-round talent with an intriguing blend of range and closing speed, he also has a troubling string of off-field incidents.
The most recent was a DUI arrest earlier this month. That followed a four-game suspension to begin the 2012 season for at least one reported failed drug test. He was also suspended for a game his freshman season for stealing a scooter helmet. Suffice it to say, NFL teams don't like a series of poor decisions that span three years. And especially not one that comes in the weeks leading up to the most important job interview for NFL prospects.
So while Te'o faced the biggest media throng Saturday, it's Ogletree who finds himself answering the most off-field questions behind closed doors with NFL teams. "I'm a good person, everyone makes mistakes," said Ogletree. "I feel bad about the [DUI]. I just have to move forward and take what I get.
A middle linebacker at Georgia, Ogletree is rated as the No. 2 outside linebacker prospect by NFLDraftScout.com, behind only Bulldogs teammate Jarvis Jones. Ogletree is the No. 27-rated prospect overall, but his once-strong first-round prospects are extremely shaky with several teams likely to take him off their draft boards entirely. - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange
02/20/2013 - Top 10 most intriguing players at the combine: 4. Alec Ogletree, Georgia, LB: He left Athens early after a productive 2012 season for a Bulldog D that seemed to underachieve a little. From an on-field standpoint, many see Ogletree as a top-15 pick thanks to his excellent range and ability to change direction. But his off-field issues are scaring some folks.
While at UGA, he was suspended for four games for an offseason drug test. Then there was last week's news that Ogletree got a DUI recently. He also had a freshman-year arrest for stealing a scooter helmet. Is that too much of a pattern of dubious behavior to chase off some teams? The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the monetary difference between being the No. 8 pick and the No. 23 pick last season was $4.5 million. To say a lot is on the line for Ogletree would be a big understatement. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com
02/18/2013 - Former Georgia inside linebacker Alec Ogletree was arrested last weekend and charged with DUI.
Ogletree's agent, Pat Dye Jr., told Profootballtalk.com his client "was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona. 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."
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the highly athletic Ogletree has run afoul of the law. He was arrested and charged with the theft of a Georgia track athlete's motorcycle helmet Sept. 3, 2010, and was suspended for the first game of his collegiate career.
Ogletree was again suspended this year, this time for four games, after he and former teammate Baccari Rambo reportedly failed drug tests.
Clearly, Ogletree has an ugly track record off the field, which teams will need to investigate thoroughly. For some, the most important element of the investigation will begin next week when Ogletree and 332 other prospects will be in Indianapolis for the annual NFL Scouting Combine.
For Ogletree, the athletic testing won't now be as important as the myriad interviews he's likely to have scheduled with teams. Teams will certainly want to interview him because, frankly, every team in the league is searching for athletic hybrid defenders like Ogletree, a highly regarded prep prospect who was considered the crown jewel of Georgia's 2010 recruiting class.
While a natural playmaker with explosive athleticism, Ogletree struggles to disengage with blockers and too often leaves his feet prematurely as a would-be tackler. These are coachable skills that should come as gains more familiarity with the position. As such, scouts feel he can make an immediate impact in the NFL, regardless of which role he's asked to play, a reason why I've projec
10/15/2012 - FB Alexander Ogletree has missed the last five games. It is unclear why he is missing games. Coach Richt has remained vague about his status. - College Injury Report
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