2013 NFL Draft: Alec Ogletree arrested for DUI last weekend

Kevin C. Cox

It's the second offense of a similar nature for the outstanding linebacker product, and enough to make teams think long and hard about drafting him with a single digit or low-teen pick.

No one questions the potential of Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree. What's between the ears, however, seems to be something he's ok with the creation of doubt.

Ogletree's agent, Pat Dye, told Pro Football Talk, "Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona," Dye said. "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."


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This is the same Ogletree who failed a drug test during spring practice in 2012, resulting in a four-game suspension this year.

Projected as high as the eighth overall pick in the draft, Ogletree has outstanding physical tools, and while this arrest is no doubt troubling, it won't drop his stock down to Vontaze Burfict levels - or at least not yet.

Some have raised the possibility of the Steelers grabbing Ogletree in the second round, and with a huge level of production coming in just 10 games this season, it seemed highly unlikely he would fall that far. In wake of this recent news, it's not out of the realm of possibility Ogletree has a number in the low-to-mid-30s labeled as his draft spot.


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