Monday, February 18, 2013
Should Bills, Jets scrap Alec Ogletree?
By James Walker
The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets are searching for inside linebacker help this offseason, and arguably the top draft prospect at that position is Georgia's Alec Ogletree.
Buffalo and New York own the No. 8 and No. 9 overall pick, respectively, in April’s NFL draft, and Ogletree was a potential target. But should both AFC East teams scrap Ogletree after his recent run in with the law?
Profootballtalk.com reported last weekend that Olgetree was recently charged with a DUI in Arizona. Ogletree's agent confirmed the report, saying that "Alec regrets this incident terribly." Ogletree also was suspended four games by the University of Georgia last season for failing a drug test. The multiple red flags may be too much for teams like the Bills and Jets in the top 10.
The timing of Ogletree's latest incident also could not have come at a worse time. Teams were already going to question Olgetree on his suspension at the NFL combine later this week. Now, teams have more recent material to question the linebacker.
Although the Bills and Jets need an upgrade at linebacker, using a No. 8 or No. 9 pick on Olgetree may be too much of a risk.