Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Written on 02/08/2019
Ronbo Sports


Height: 6-3. Weight: 275. 
Projected 40 Time: 4.70. 
Projected Round (2019): Top-25. 
“Oliver was excellent in 2018, showing his great speed and motor, and still managing to produce despite double or triple teams. The junior totaled 54 tackles with 14.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and two passes batted on the year. A knee injury caused Oliver to miss some time, and he decided not to play in Houston's bowl game.” 

"Back in an October Hot Press, we wrote about how not all NFL teams view Oliver as a high first-round pick. Sources say that Houston had Oliver weighing in at 275 pounds and had played him as heavy as 282. The Cougars staff said that 285-290 pounds is too heavy for Oliver. He also is shorter than his listed height. Oliver does not have great strength, as he can struggle with mass and double teams. Some sources say that they are grading Oliver as a late first-round pick and expect him to go in the middle of Round 1.“

Everything you’ve heard about Ed Oliver is not exaggerated that I can confirm. This guy is a football players, player. If Oliver can bring that game to the NFL he will be one of those players that OC’s will have to scheme to work around in order to execute play. His high motor aggression will prevent him from reaching the second round for sure.