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Draft Stock Tumbles: Alec Overtree

Alec Overtree was going into the draft with character concerns prominent. He was suspended from Georgia in 2012 for four games due to a positive drug test Link: SI Suspension report. Despite this he managed to account for 98 tackles including 11.5 tackles for a loss, recorded three sacks, five pass breakups, and a int. None of this includes the Georgia SEC Championship game against BCS Champ Bama where he had 8.5 tackles, a int, plus a fumble recovery, and to cap it off returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown.

He rocketed up draft boards after the strong season and seemed a lock for a top 20 selection. Now those character concerns might just send his stock dropping back down to third/fourth round prospect. Reported by NBCProTalkNFL:

"Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona," agent Pat Dye, Jr. tells PFT. "After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI. Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt. Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time."

Now he shouldn't drop out of the draft all together ala Burfict but his draft status should be extremely affected by this. No one will want another situation like what the Cowboys went through next season, and I'd expect that most GM's might become a trifle more risk averse with a prospect with these type of character flags. His 2010 arrest for misdemeanor theft will also likely gain more prominence as three incidents is a pattern.

So. Is he worth our 4th rounder? Would it be worth it to move back in the first round to pick up an additional 4th we could use on someone like Ogletree? Should we steer clear altogether?

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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