Draft Profile: Ed Oliver (DT, University of Houston)

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Ed Oliver, DT, University of Houston
HT: 6’3 WT: 292 lbs

Accolades:
– First-Team All-American (2016, 2017, 2018)
– AAC Defensive Player of the Year (2017)
– AAC Freshman of the Year (2016)
– Outland Trophy (2017)
– Bill Willis Trophy (2016)
– First-Team All-AAC (2016, 2017, 2018)
– AAC All-Freshman Team (2016)
– USA Today All-American (2015)


Video credit: Modell Highlights

Pros:
– Dangerous pass-rusher
– Great pursuit in run game
– Extremely disruptive

Cons:
– Weak lateral movement
– Not ideal size
– Struggles to get downhill against the run

Ed Oliver is projected as a top 15 pick. The Buccaneers might be inclined to reach for him at the #5 position if they see him being a viable replacement for Gerald McCoy.

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