WR Kevin Ogletree, Free agent
HT: 6-2, WT: 196, Born: 12-5-1987, College: Virginia, Drafted: ---
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Despite seeing snaps throughout the game, Ogletree only saw two targets during the entire game. Both targets came on consecutive three-step drops during the two-minute drive to hit the go ahead field goal late in the fourth quarter.
Week 2 - Ogletree scored the lone offensive touchdown the Buccaneers on Sunday. The Bucs drew up the play beautifully for Ogletree. Out of the shotgun from the 5 yard line, Ogletree split out as the outside man of a trips right formation. At the snap, he took one chop step forward to get his defender in a back pedal then ran a drag route to the middle of the field. Ogletree found himself all along in the middle of the field because his defender got caught up in the routes of the two inside trips receivers. They both ran rub routes to the outside, attempting to catch Ogletree's defender in the traffic. They executed the play perfectly. This was Ogletree's only reception of the game.
Week 3 - Ogletree didn't record a reception until the fourth quarter Sunday. After motioning across the formation, Freeman hit Ogletree on a skinny post after he juked Dennard to the inside for 15 yards. Ogletree's second catch was very impressive. Lined up at split end, Ogletree faked inside and got his man off balance before shooting down the sideline. He turned and made a back shoulder grab 20 yards down field and drew flags for interference as the corner had a ton of jersey on the play. Ogletree did see a redone target that Freeman sailed too high out of the back of the end zone. Ogletree was an afterthought until Jackson couldn't play, so he may be a viable flex play if Jackson were to miss any time, but he won't produce consistently.
Week 4 - Ogletree had one glaring drop. He ran a post across the middle and broke wide open with no one within ten yards. The ball bounced high off his hands as the fans moaned and groaned in agony because they knew he had a chance for a big play if he made the catch. Four of Ogletree's receptions on Sunday were check down crossing routes for Glennon. Glennon would go to his first progression, if that wasn't there he'd come back to Ogletree running a crossing route. This design by the Bucs created a nice safety valve for Glennon. It seemed as though they called some type of underneath crossing route that had Ogletree streaking in front of the linebackers on every passing play. Glennon made good use of Ogletree when his first read wasn't open.
Week 5 - Ogletree was recently signed by Detroit and saw significant action against Green Bay with Calvin Johnson a late scratch from the lineup. Nate Burleson was also out of the lineup and the team looks to be easing Ryan Broyles back into action, creating a shortage of healthy receivers. Ogletree ran mostly short routes with little variance as he was new to the offense. His most notable error came on a third-down crossing route where he ran it short of the first down marker.
Week 6 - Ogletree was the fourth receiver on the field on passing downs against the Browns. He hauled in a short hitch route target in addition to drawing a defensive pass interference penalty on Joe Haden in the red zone. It would take an injury or two in the receiving group for Ogletree to be in line for a prominent role in the offense.
Week 7 - Ogletree was on the field for situational snaps and did the most with his opportunities. He converted a third down with a middle screen reception in the first half and made one of the highlight plays for the Detroit offense on his other target. When faced with a third-and-goal from deep in their own territory, Stafford threw a pass on a line down the sidelines to Ogletree, who got free between the cornerback and safety. The conversion shifted momentum as Detroit was down by two scores and potentially punting again.
Week 17 - With Calvin Johnson out of the lineup, Ogletree saw a team-high 10 targets against the Vikings. Unfortunately half of them were inaccurate passes by Matthew Stafford, three of which were on third downs. Ogletree caught all five of his on-target opportunities, including a deep post route between defenders, one of the few long gains for Detroit in the game. Ogletree was able to get separation down the field, but Stafford’s inaccuracy prevented a much bigger game than the 75-yard effort in the box score. Ogletree’s best chance for a score came on a receiver screen from the 10-yard-line, which was sniffed out at the line of scrimmage.