Alec Ogletree was expected to blow the roof off Indianapolis at next week’s Scouting Combine. That still may be the case but it could be his off-the-field issues that garner the headlines.
For an NFL Draft prospect there’s never a good time to get into legal trouble but it’s really bad timing to get caught up in legal action before the biggest interview in your life.
Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree was arrested on DUI charges according to his agent Pat Dye Jr. Dye issued the following statement to Mike Florio of Pro Football:
Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona. After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him with DUI. Although Alec regrets the situation 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.
Ogletree was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season for a ‘violation of team rules’. Reports circulated that the ‘violation of team rules’ was a violation of the team’s substance abuse policy. Ogletree was set to answer for indiscretions at Georgia at the Combine but will now have more questions about his character to answer for on the hottest of stages.
On the field, there’s many that think Ogletree is a top fifteen pick. While we don’t fall into that category as he lacks the physicality to take on blocks and shed at the next level. We believe he’s best fit at the next level is on the weakside of a four man front.
The top of the 2013 linebacker class is pretty solid with Kevin Minter, Arthur Brown, and Manti Te’o. Ogletree latest brush with the law certainly won’t help his cause to overtake that group.