AFC East: Alec Ogletree

The Buffalo Bills will be the first team in the AFC East to select a player in April's NFL draft. Buffalo holds the No. 8 overall pick after going 6-10.


Who should the Bills take with the No. 8 pick?


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Who will the Bills draft in the first round? This is the first pick of the Doug Marrone era, which makes it even more important.

Will Buffalo take a quarterback with its first pick? The Bills have been scouting quarterbacks heavily, and Geno Smith of West Virginia and Matt Barkley of USC could be first-round options. Taking a quarterback in the top 10 this year is risky, but the Bills need someone to be their long-term solution to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick.

What about another hot prospect: Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson? He has all the physical tools and was great at the NFL combine. Patterson's stock is on the rise and could be the threat Buffalo is looking for opposite Steve Johnson.

Finally, should the Bills consider Georgia inside linebacker Alec Ogletree? Buffalo needs linebackers in Mike Pettine's new 3-4 defense. The Bills were 31st against the run last year and Ogletree can help. He has some character concerns, but Ogletree could add toughness to the middle of Buffalo's defense.

Using our SportsNation poll, vote on Buffalo's first-round pick. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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? 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.