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Mayock on Ogletree’s off the field concerns

Posted by Chris Brown on February 19, 2013 – 12:40 am

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock was asked to assess the stock of Georgia LB Alec Ogletree, widely considered a top 10 talent by NFL talent evaluators. However, in the wake of some off the field issues including a DUI arrest last month, Mayock said assessing the risk has become much more difficult for NFL clubs.

“Let’s preface it by saying if he was clean off the field I’d be banging the table for a top 10 pick,” said Mayock. “So, teams value this kind of when you start talking about medical issues or off the field problems, you get a risk‑reward scenario, and every team is different with how they assign risk versus reward. 

“I think most of the teams are going to look at him and say, OK, multiple drug issues and now a D.U.I., we have to account for it somehow. Some teams may say he’s off our board. I don’t think many teams will, but some teams may say he’s off the board. 

“Most teams will say top 10, too much risk there. Too much risk, not enough reward. If we can get him second half of the first round or first half of the second round. Every team will be different with that. They’re going to assign a value based on the risk. 

“So until teams get to look him in the eye, spend time and grind him as a person, they’re just going to discount him now for a while until all of the facts come out. Until they get a better feel for him as a kid, it’s going to hurt him a half round, a round. It depends on the team.”

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