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September 29, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Alec Ogletree (9) celebrates after the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs won 51-44. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

19. New York Giants-Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia

Just like the Saints, the Giants have a very flawed defense.

There isn’t much depth at middle linebacker, as Mark Herzlich doesn’t exactly match up with some of the game’s elite middle linebackers. While Alec Ogletree has had troubles with the law and isn’t likely to become the next Patrick Willis, he can definitely help the NFL’s second-worst defense.

New York could use a safety, but there is lots of depth at that position with John Cyprien, Matt Elam and Eric Reid all likely to be available at some point in the second round. However, Ogletree is a difference-maker who will not be available in the second round. Why? Because he finished the 2012 season with 112 tackles in 10 games, including eight games with double-digit tackles.

Ogletree has had some legal troubles, but he has the talent to make an impact on a defense in desperate need of a difference-maker. Ogletree is a difference-maker, as his tackling totals are insane. The Giants could use a good tackler, as no Giant finished the 2012 season with 100 tackles. Ogletree did so easily in 10 games (compared to 16 in an NFL season), and he would average more than 179 tackles per game in 16 games. While the NFL is much harder, his tackling skill can definitely help the Giants.

In other words, he’s a perfect fit in New York.