5. Alec Ogletree
Speaking of former Rams who were once considered top defenders in the league, it is somewhat surprising to see Alec Ogletree still available in free agency after the Giants decided to move on from the veteran linebacker after just two seasons.
Before ending up in New York two years ago through a trade, Ogletree was considered one of the top leaders on defense for the Rams, meaning one can only imagine how difficult it was to move on after five seasons.
Even though Ogletree’s first year in New York turned out to be better than expected in 2018 after he finished with five interceptions (two of which were returned for touchdowns), the linebacker’s production was down a bit this past season, which played into his eventual release.
By now, most football fans assumed that Ogleree would have found a new team since his previous leadership alone makes him seem like a valuable option, but hopefully he won’t have to wait much longer.
Philadelphia currently has plenty of young linebackers with all sorts of potential to shine in 2020, but adding a veteran like Ogletree could benefit all parties involved.
If Ogletree could find a way to make the necessary contributions on top of mentoring some of the younger linebackers, why wouldn’t the Eagles at least consider this possibility?