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2013 NFL mock draft: Alec Ogletree to New Orleans Saints

Could Ogletree win DROY as a member of the Saints?


The New Orleans Saints have a really good offense, and probably always will as long as Drew Brees is there. They also have a really bad defense (as in dead last by an average of 57 yards allowed per game last season), and probably won't be able to seriously contend in a strengthening NFC until they can turn it around on that side of the ball. With that in mind, our Saints pick in the bloggers' mock is in...

Team Player Position Height Weight Class
15. New Orleans Saints Alec Ogletree, Georgia LB 6'3" 237 JR

Travis Dauro: "After having the worst statistical defense in NFL history, the Saints are obviously in dire need of some defensive players. After signing cornerback Keenan Lewis through free agency, the team can look elsewhere in the first round.

"The 6'3", 237-pound Alec Ogletree is a excellent prospect that would immediately start for the Saints and contribute as a three-down inside linebacker. Even though he was suspended for the first four games of the season, Ogletree was still able to surpass 100 tackles (112) in his senior year at UGA. He is a fearsome, attacking defender that hits with authority and has excellent speed. If the team can correct his off-the-field issues, he will be a threat to any offense and will be in the running for Defensive Rookie of the Year."

Here's our own Dan Kadar to break down the pick:

It’s highly likely the Saints go after an impact front seven player in the first round. After all, the team gave up 147 rushing yards per game a season ago. Which helps more? A 3-4 inside linebacker or a defensive lineman? While Ogletree is an athletic playmaker, the position is a little undervalued in the NFL. A player like Ohio State’s Johnathan Hankins could be a star in Rob Ryan’s defense. He has experience playing outside and over the nose.

That wraps up Day 5 of the 2013 SB Nation NFL bloggers' mock draft. Day 6 begins tomorrow at 9AM, when the St. Louis Rams and Turf Show Times are on the clock.

Top 5 players remaining

# Player Pos. College Ht. Wt.
5 Sheldon Richardson * DT Missouri 6'3" 294
11 Bjoern Werner * DE Florida State 6'3" 266
12 Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina 6'2" 311
15 Arthur Brown LB Kansas State 6'0" 241
16 Kenny Vaccaro S Texas 6'1" 215

2013 SB Nation NFL writers' mock draft results

No. Team Player Pos. College
1 Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Geno Smith QB West Virginia
3 Oakland Raiders Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
4 Philadelphia Eagles Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
5 Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU
6 Cleveland Browns Dion Jordan OLB Oregon
7 Arizona Cardinals Barkevious Mingo OLB LSU
8 Buffalo Bills Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
9 New York Jets Chance Warmack OG Alabama
10 Tennessee Titans Dee Milliner CB Alabama
11 San Diego Chargers Star Lotulelei DT Utah
12 Miami Dolphins Desmond Trufant CB Washington
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State
14 Carolina Panthers Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
15 New Orleans Saints Alec Ogletree LB Georgia