The University of Georgia held its 2013 NFL Draft pro day on Thursday, and while a lackluster athletic performance by pass rusher Jarvis Jones dominated headlines, another linebacker performed well - and has found himself on the radar of the Buffalo Bills.
Alec Ogletree, the twice-suspended linebacker that was cited for DUI in recent weeks, ran a 4.63-second 40-yard dash on Thursday, improving on his 4.7 posted at the Combine in Indianapolis last month. The junior entrant is coming off of an excellent final season with the Bulldogs, recording 111 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and an interception in just 10 games (after serving a four-game suspension).
Jeff Schultz of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Bills are among 10 teams that have scheduled either a pre-draft workout or a visit with the middle linebacker. In Mike Pettine's defense, Ogletree - a former safety with plenty of experience in coverage - would be a three-down player that could line up either on the weak side or in the middle, where he played collegiately.
Given his character red flags, it's a pretty safe bet that the Bills will be looking to get a better handle on Ogletree as a person in their one-on-one workout, as well.
As for Jones, the highly-touted pass rusher who is only now emerging out from under his lingering medical red flags, now has more red flags - these ones athletic - after posting a 4.92-second 40-yard dash and underwhelming numbers in the broad jump (9'3") and high jump (30"). Jones is a player that has been tied to the Bills via mock drafts throughout the winter months, but it's unclear if the team has any interest in him, particularly after signing free agent Manny Lawson.