I've been pretty tough on Ogletree. I get why a lot of people like him around here. Sometimes he flies around the field and makes a great play, but other times he seems to be very hesitant. I also think he keeps his pads too high and he could get abused in the run game at the next level.
All in all I don't think any one prospect offers everything, but Brown looks the part to me(he'll add 10lbs of muscle in no time). And I think we can all agree that JR has been posturing us in such a way that we'll get our flashy LB in the draft this year.
They all have weaknesses they are not infallible LB's just seem to be the topic all the time.. If I didnt point out weaknesses what kind of discussions would be available. You would be left with this guy is good and that guy is bad that would be mindless and boring.
The thing that bothers me with Ogletree and it happens a lot is if a lineman or TE is coming at him he will turn his back and retreat and let the guy get 6 extra yards before making a tackle. Now pointing this out doesnt make me dislike him as a prospect and its not a personnel attack. Now the positives with Ogletree I think weigh out over the negatives but a MLB that has trouble shedding is trouble.
Now even though he has this weakness it doesnt mean u cant overcome them. He can improve which is likely. There are also ways to minimize weaknesses and that is the coaches job. Just like Carrol minimizes Thomas weakness and emphasizing his positives by playing him Single high and letting his range and ball skills shape games
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U can go look at timed 40's and all this, but when u watch a guy like Khaseem Greene, u can just tell hes a diffrence maker.. Hes got the measurables as well... Basically hes really good at the game of football and is physical enough and big enough to continue that in the NFL... This team needs guys who have great instincts and playmaking ability.. Guys who will make a diffrence while not showing extreme weaknesses in other aspects of the game, which i don't think Greene really has.. Hes good enough against the run, and isn't gonna embaress u in pass coverege, and hes fast enough and strong enough to get to the QB on blitzes.. Thats the kinda players this team needs..
To be honest, i woulden't be mad i f the giants went Ogletree and Greene in the 1st 2rds... I think there gonna make that kinda impact on whos ever defense they play for...