Chicago Bears whose stock rose in win over Miami: ILB Alec Ogletree
Funny enough, the above photo pictures Alec Ogletree in his lone error against the Dolphins. He was burned by tight end Mike Gesicki for a 50-yard reception early in the game. Later in that same drive, though, it was Ogletree who shot the gap on a crucial 3rd-and-goal situation, stopping running back Malcolm Brown short of pay dirt and forced Miami to settle for a field goal.
From the beginning of the game until he was pulled, Ogletree was all over the field. He ended the game with four tackles and one for a loss. But, the way he was close to the ball at the end of (what felt like) every play, his line could have been even bigger than that.
Ogletree came into camp far later than his teammates and had to learn the defense on the go. But, that hasn’t stopped him from making a huge impact. He certainly looked the part yesterday and should not only make the final roster, but push Danny Trevathan for a starting job. So long as he keeps this up, Ogletree is going to make it hard on Sean Desai to keep Trevathan in there as his starter.