Nov 3, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Alec Ogletree (9) intercepts a pass in the first half against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
With the NFL season now over, teams and fans alike are looking ahead to the off season. The most exciting part of the off season for most people is the NFL draft. Now it is very hard to mock an accurate draft before the combine, but we will do one now and then do another one post combine and see how similar they look. I will be doing a full 6round mock, since the Bengals traded their 7th rounder for Taylor Mays.
21. Cincinnati Bengals – Alec Ogletree LB Georgia
The Bengals linebacker play, outside of Vontaze Burfict last year was really bad. Manny Lawson, Rey Maualuga and Thomas Howard are all free agents and Howard is coming back from a serious injury. Even if Howard is brought back, there’s no guarantee that he would be as good as he was pre-injury. Ogletree was outstanding for the Dawgs last year. He brings speed, athleticism and coverage ability to the Bengals linebacker core. He was a safety before becoming a linebacker. He would add a whole new dimension to the Bengals defense.