Alec Ogletree turned in a so-so 4.70-second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. But he says he’s a lot faster than that on the field.
“I’m very confident in my ability to basically tackle somebody, run ’em down. I feel like when I’m between the lines, nobody’s faster than me,” Ogletree said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Rams like Ogletree’s speed, and his confidence.
“Here’s a good story,” Rams General Manager Les Snead said. “Frank Bush [the Rams’ linebackers coach] was drawing up a lot of things we’re going to see in our division and said, ‘Hey, what do you do right here?’ Basically Ogletree drew a line and said, ‘I go right there and make the tackle right at the line of scrimmage.’ He didn’t get into this or that, he just said, ‘I’m going to meet that guy right there.’”
Now the Rams need to find out if Ogletree’s play matches his confidence.