Georgia inside linebacker Alec Ogletree was projected by some as a top-ten pick before his recent DUI arrest. While it’s unclear how far Ogletree could drop due to the incident, there’s a chance it will take him all the way to No. 32.
And right into the hands of the defending Super Bowl champions who are losing a fairly well known inside linebacker.
Already, the speculation is beginning that Ogletree could slide all the way to the Ravens, especially since the DUI comes less than a year after Ogletree was suspended four games by the Bulldogs for a positive drug test.
Ogletree has plenty of time to try to minimize the loss of millions that will come from the failure to fork over a few dollars for a cab, and with last year’s defensive character risks all panning out pretty well so far (Janoris Jenkins, Alfonzo Dennard, and Vontaze Burfict) there’s a chance Ogletree will go higher than expected.
Still, if he makes it all the way down the the bottom of round one, the Ravens have more than enough goodwill in Baltimore to justify rolling the dice on a guy who with a visit or two from Ray Lewis could be inspired to stay out of trouble, permanently.