Colts select Andrew Ogletree at No. 192 overall: Instant analysis

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The Indianapolis Colts selected Youngstown State tight end Andrew Ogletree with the No. 192 overall in the 2022 NFL draft.

Despite adding Jelani Woods to the roster in the third round during Day 2 of the draft, the Colts bring in more competition for the back end of the tight end room.

Ogletree didn’t go to the NFL combine, but he did test very well at his pro day.

(Courtesy of Kent Lee Platte)

How this pick helps the Colts

The Colts must be very intrigued with his potential. It is a bit head-scratching that they would go after another tight end when they just added Jelani Woods in the third round. It should add some more competition to the back end of the roster, but it’s unlikely to create much of an impact in 2022.

Scouting report

Here is a scouting report on Ogletree from Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network:

Positives: Tackle-sized tight end who possesses a long build and plays heads-up football. Tough, extends to make the reception away from his frame, and comes away with the contested pass. Follows the quarterback across the field to make himself an available target. Breaks down well, stays with blocking assignments, and gives effort. Out-positions opponents from the action.

Negatives: Really doesn’t sink his butt at the line of scrimmage. Does not finish blocks. Large, rumbling tight end who lacks naturally soft hands. Limited upside.

Analysis: Ogletree possesses the measurables to be a third tight end on Sundays, but he must really elevate his game and do the little things well.

How he will be used

Ogletree will have to make the roster, which is no guarantee. The Colts likely could be more than okay carrying three tight ends that consist of Mo Alie-Cox, Kylen Granson and Jelani Woods. He has intriguing measureables but Ogletree will be 24 years old by the start of the regular season and may be viewed as a longer-term development.

Quick grade of the pick

Being harsh on Day 3 picks doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Even if we don’t like the pick, the expectations are so low that any consistent impact they make is considered a win. It would have been interesting to see them add other prospects like wide receiver Bo Melton, edge rusher Jeffrey Gunter or cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields given their upside at more valuable positions. There’s upside considering his athleticism and measurables so it’s not a total wash and Day 3 is all about taking shots.

Grade: C

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