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Rams take Alec Ogletree at 30

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Rams coach Jeff Fisher loves taking chances on talented players whose draft stock slipped because of off-field concerns. And now he’s done it again.

The Rams traded down and selected Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree with the 30th pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

Ogletree is a very good athlete who flies all over the field, but there were character questions about him at Georgia, and those questions were compounded when he was arrested for drunk driving in February. Had it not been for that arrest, Ogletree wouldn’t have been available at pick No. 30.

But he was available, and the Rams grabbed him. Now, just as with Janoris Jenkins last year, Fisher has added a talented but troubled player to his defense.

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22 Responses to “Rams take Alec Ogletree at 30”
  1. shinedown37 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:41 PM

    Nice pick! Wouldv’e like Geno Smith since I think Bradford sucks. Then again Jeff Fisher does a poor job coaching QBs

  2. melkipershero says: Apr 25, 2013 11:41 PM

    No way did I think hed still be there. Love the pick. Teo hascoverage skills??? Pfffffffft.. Watch Ogletree. Thats a LB who can cover.

  3. ramcountry says: Apr 25, 2013 11:43 PM

    Now we’re talking. That’s value; trading down and getting a player like this.

    Rams are going to have a ferocious front 7.

  4. melkipershero says: Apr 25, 2013 11:44 PM

    No Bradford does suck. Only Geno does more. 30 something fumbles? No thanks.

  5. garyhd01 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:47 PM

    wow we got our Austin by trading up and still got ogletree while trading down the rams have some good picks this makes darian stewart look like one of our starting safeties for sure

  6. skito13 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:47 PM

    Fish adds another Bad boy on the already tough D…

  7. kingpel says: Apr 25, 2013 11:49 PM

    I thought they convicted Ogilthorpe!

  8. themackstrong says: Apr 25, 2013 11:50 PM

    Rams defense is already legit and with this guy they are scary. They drafted one of the best CB’s in last year draft and this kid is going to be another LB star in NFC West which is filled with them.

  9. grendelg says: Apr 25, 2013 11:50 PM

    Dawg fan here and y’all are gonna be amazed at the player you just got at the end of the 1st. He’s a straight up baller.

  10. melkipershero says: Apr 25, 2013 11:51 PM

    This might be the alcohol talking but..WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  11. canadianbucsfan says: Apr 25, 2013 11:52 PM

    Rams have a BUNCH of really young players, with some really big upside. I will make a BOLD prediction right now, rams will be hosting the lombardi in 2016 or 2017

  12. bdawks20 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:54 PM

    He’s a good player but didn’t the Rams sign their ILB Laurinaitis. Feel like they could’ve gone something else

  13. garyhd01 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:54 PM

    shinedown37, you need a brain scan first Bradford hasn’t been given weapons he has em now fisher cant coach qbs you know nothing mc nair was great for oilers/titans and while most aren’t aware he didn’t want vince young from the get go was overruler by bud adams the old texas guy who owned them and im pretty sure they have spot for you on a 49r blog or seahag blog

  14. pariseinminnesotabichez says: Apr 26, 2013 12:12 AM

    Vikings Draft > Everyone else’s draft

  15. jaccfrost says: Apr 26, 2013 12:17 AM

    As a Loyal Rams fan, it kills me to hear my squad being overlooked within our division after such a successful 2012 campaign. All I gotta say is, Don’t Forget About St. Louis!!!!!

  16. cgsuddeath says: Apr 26, 2013 1:12 AM

    shinedown37 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:41 PM

    Nice pick! Wouldv’e like Geno Smith since I think Bradford sucks. Then again Jeff Fisher does a poor job coaching QBs

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    Shinedown37 you are proof that there are a lot of unknowledgeable fans.Just remember,Fisher is a NFL coach.What are you?A troll.

  17. yousuxxors says: Apr 26, 2013 4:22 AM

    thought the giants would pick him

  18. randallflagg52 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:30 AM

    skito13 says:
    Apr 25, 2013 11:47 PM
    Fish adds another Bad boy on the already tough D…

    ====================================

    No one fears the rams D. Please…

  19. spellingcops says: Apr 26, 2013 9:22 AM

    pariseinminnesotabichez says: Apr 26, 2013 12:12 AM

    Vikings Draft > Everyone else’s draft
    ————————————————–
    They gave up FOUR picks to get back into the first. Are you sure about your statement?

  20. schmitty2 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:30 AM

    randallflagg52 says:Apr 26, 2013 5:30 AM

    skito13 says:
    Apr 25, 2013 11:47 PM
    Fish adds another Bad boy on the already tough D…

    ====================================

    No one fears the rams D. Please

    Youngest team in the league last year..tied for league lead in sacks and 14th in total defense. I know your a Raven’s homer but maybe you should worry about how your defense is going to look after losing half your starters there pal

  21. Schrammbo says: Apr 26, 2013 10:52 AM

    skito13 says:
    Apr 25, 2013 11:47 PM
    Fish adds another Bad boy on the already tough D…

    ====================================

    No one fears the rams D. Please…
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    wow, you obviously didn’t watch a single Rams game… There’s a few QB’s that might have something to say about the Rams D, see : Klob or Alex Smith…

  22. miserynmossouri says: Apr 26, 2013 2:23 PM

    Rams were 4-1-1 I’m the NFC west last year. Add an offensive weapon and more skills on the D side. Could make a strong run at the a playoffs this year.

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