Prior to his DUI arrest, Alec Ogletree was considered a first-round prospect. While not much has changed due to one off-field incident, the Georgia product may still have to wait until Day 2 to hear his name called.
The inside linebacker class has a bunch of prospects slated to go towards the end of the first day and the beginning of the second day. Where Ogletree ends up depends a great deal on schematic fit.
Ryan Lownes seems to echo this sentiment:
Alec Ogletree gets 1st Rd hype, but I think it's possible he lasts as long as the mid 2nd. ILB/OLB would be a very good fit.
A major bonus here for Ogletree is versatility. As Lownes indicated, it seems that Ogletree could play multiple roles depending on scheme. He seems to fit best as a 4-3 weak-side linebacker but could probably line up on the outside in a similar scheme as well.
Again, this sentiment seems to be widespread around the scouting community, as evidenced by the following Tweet from Matt Miller:
Will be ranking Arthur Brown and Alec Ogletree as outside linebackers, as both could be drafted to play either inside or out.
With that said, Ogletree only fits outside in a basic 4-3. He will not get to the quarterback at a rate that makes him a fit as a pass-rushing linebacker in a 3-4 defensive set.
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