Replacing Lewis with a similar style player in terms of energy and skill set.
Do yourself a favor - don't read the comments (always a good policy, but particularly so in "S-E-C" country).
Ogletree had less "character issues" than Manti. When it comes to sports, the AJC is pretty much useless. As for the comments ... typical.
Their Linebacker core isn't getting any younger.
Prevailing thought is that TB is looking at CB with their 1st pick...possibly LB.
Milliner may still be that guy--but his surgery may cause Tampa Bay to look elsewhere. CB's Banks from Mississippi St and Trufant from Washington are high on their board.
Te'o or Ogletree would interest Tampa if they pass on CB with their 1st pick.
And with the players on the Bengals right now, does anyone really think they'll care one iota about Manti's issues?
The Bengals might go for Ogletree, though (they probably don't care about his troubles either). So I'd expect either the Vikings or Colts to grab him. They both need linebackers. If for some strange reason none of them take him, the Texans would be absolutely crazy not to.
besides Te'o would have to play next to Brian Cushing..might be a personality conflict there.
They need linebackers and Manny can take him under his wing.
Another year and Timmons had an awesome year. Woodley was essentially a fat turd and Harrison is 34-35
give a rats ass about ms hoax.
Cheekiness aside, there's very little certainty about his draft position right now. Some of the talking heads have said his interviews will be important, and to some extent that's true, but the biggest determinant of where he'll land will be his 40 time. If he can run about a 4.6 he'll probably be drafted somewhere in the low teens, and if he runs slower he'll drop accordingly. Unless he does performs off the charts at the combine there's no way he'll go in the top 10 picks (and there never really was, which is more a function of his position than of him). Don't put too much stock in who's slated to pick where, either - too much of a chance of draft-day movement this year, I think, especially when the top end is a lot less clear-cut.
For reference, here's a link to NFL.com's mock draft central page. They have mock drafts from six analysts who project Te'o anywhere from 8th (crazy) to out of the first round (batshit crazy). His most frequent projections (across these and other mock drafts) seem to be 19th to the Giants or 21st to the Bengals.
anonymously and subtly bad-mouth players to the press in the hope that the players fall down the board to them.