Still would like a trade back with our 2nd first to pick up a late 3rd.
Ogletree is, as "kevoncox" already pointed our, a former safety and has good hips and explosiveness. I also like what you're saying about his versatility. This is because I believe Erin Henderson can perform just as good, perhaps better, at the inside. And I think the coaches also have this in mind. Don't be so surprised if Minnesota drafts an OLB instead of an MLB high in this draft.
On another note, I find it hard to pick the best cover inside linebacker in this draft. Ogletree doesn't seem to have the instinct (perhaps that's part of the reason he was moved from safety in the first place), Kevin Minter is more of a run-stopper, Arthur Brown has nice quickness, but is not a big playmaker. Here's the ironic part: Numbers such as 40 yard time is being overly focused on, but other numbers which should be a big part in the process of evaluating Te'o are swept under the rug. Because strictly statistically speaking, Manti Te'o is the best cover inside linebacker coming out of college in a long time. Being more realistic, I'm very aware of that many of the INT's are about "being in the right place" as one would say, but it still should hold some merit. 7 interceptions by an inside linebacker in one college season is unheard of!
With that being said, I think Te'o is not much better than average in man coverage, but can be good in zone-coverage as an MLB in the NFL. Fortunately for us, that's what he will be asked to do.
As for the best cover ILB... I still want to bring up Kiko Alonso. He has great potential.
I would rather have 4 ints/yr over 4 years than 1 year of 7. It makes me ask...what is the norm for you?
Also, I am very torn over everything in this draft. I have never seen a draft where any and everything remains a possibility.
WR + LB = missing out on DT
LB + DT = Missing out on WR
I litterally wished we had 6 first round picks. Lets not even talk about trading up for Star Louietoli (spelling)
Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
Returned for his senior season dedicated to making himself a more productive defender against the pass and was incredibly successful in those role, demonstrating not only better speed and fluidity but instincts in coverage. Entered his senior campaign with zero career interceptions but recorded seven in 2012 to lead all FBS linebackers