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LA Rams ILB Alec Ogletree On NFL’s “Breakout” Star List

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Alec Ogletree makes the list of late bloomers who could be poised to really breakout this upcoming season.

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Los Angeles Rams fifth-year linebacker Alec Ogletree continues to make progress.

He's come a long way from the young former safety still learning how to play linebacker. He's now subtly developed into one of the better linebackers in the NFL as he was voted as a Pro Bowl alternate last season.

At NFL.com today, Ogletree is being tabbed by Greg Rosenthal as a potentional late bloomer star at his position:

Anyone who watched the new season of Amazon's "All of Nothing" should gain an appreciation for Ogletree's leadership skills. It feels like he's been in the league forever, but the 25-year-old should be just hitting his prime. His heady understanding of the game is a great match for new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who should bring out the best in a lot of Rams defenders.

He appears to be pretty high on him, and also had a few words of encouragement for those that might have lost hope for Rams OLB Robert Quinn.

Robert Quinn, who's had trouble staying on the field since nearly winning Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, is another candidate to tick up under Phillips.

The article dropped some interesting names on a short list. But none probably rings more bells than that of former Rams QB Sam Bradford. Bradford was listed, but also seemingly headlined the list as Rosenthal went into depth explaining why Bradford was there. It was a good read overall and worth five minutes of your time.

All that’s left from here is for Ogletree to live up to this small buzz he's created. With a new contract waiting in the wings, Ogletree has more than buzz to motivate him.