Alec Ogletree is a former first-round pick who has progressively seen his role diminish over the years. Last year he played his least amount of snaps outside of 2015 when he was injured. That said, he has been a steady producer each year. Last year with the Giants, Ogletree logged 80 tackles and a sack along with an INT.
Those numbers are solid and considering the lack of depth at the ILB position, adding a starting capable option like Ogletree on the cheap makes sense. While Vince Williams is currently slotted to be the other starter, he took a back seat to Mark Barron last year. There are some obvious questions at the position, and Ogletree could help answer some of them.
If the Steelers could find a way to get Ogletree on a minimum deal or a cheap two-year deal, he would help fill out the roster. He could compete with Williams as a starter or rotate in as a top depth option as a reserve. The biggest issue is his lack of special teams play but considering the added rookies special teams’ ability this year, having a defense only backup is feasible. All in all, he would complete the depth chart at ILB if he were to be added.