NFL Draft: Rams select Alec Ogletree with 30th pick

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With the 30th pick in the first round, the Rams selected linebacker Alec Ogletree out of Georgia.

Ogletree's off-field issues had everything to do with him slipping down draft boards. Considered the most athletic player on a Georgia team that included Jarvis Jones, Ogletree's DUI arrest a week before the NFL Combine raised plenty of red flags and scared off potential suitors in the process.

There's also the concern that Ogletree (6 feet 3, 242 pounds, 4.68 40) is a finesse player, the last thing that you want to hear when describing a linebacker. That said, he's solid in coverage, which makes him a three-down player, and he oozes athleticism. The bottom line, however, will probably come down to whether Ogletree can avoid the trappings of money and fame that come with the NFL lifestyle.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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