Ed Oliver
Ed Oliver
22-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Buffalo Bills
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Oliver was the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Like many rookie first-rounders, he was inconsistent but showed flashes of brilliance. On Thanksgiving Day in Dallas, Oliver sacked Dak Prescott twice and forced a fumble that the Bills recovered. Five sacks and 43 tackles is something for the big man to build upon in year two, though he could be starting the season with a suspension following a recent arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $19.57 million contract with the Bills in May of 2019.
Significant competition for reps
DTBuffalo Bills
June 24, 2020
Oliver (abdomen) will have competition for reps following the offseason additions of Vernon Butler and Quinton Jefferson, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
The departure of Jordan Phillips earlier in the offseason appeared to create a clear path toward a starting spot for Oliver, but Buffalo added some reliable veterans in Butler and Jefferson to the interior defensive line while also bringing in Mario Addison and second-round pick A.J. Epenesa on the edge. Oliver had a decent rookie showing with 43 total tackles and five sacks in 16 games last year, but he underwent core muscle surgery in January and was arrested on DWI and weapons charges in March. The young defensive tackle could be subject to discipline from the league regardless of how his legal situation unfolds.
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Measurables Review
How do Ed Oliver's measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 1"
287 lbs
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
Broad Jump
120 in
Bench Press
32 reps
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
31.75 in
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Oliver, who looks like a draft-day steal after the Bills snagged him ninth overall this past April, isn't a towering defensive line presence at just 6-foot-2, 287 pounds, but he's an exceptional athlete who was extremely productive in college. As a rookie, Oliver will look to win a starting defensive tackle job right away. Star Lotulelei is the plugger on the Buffalo line, while Oliver is expected to beat out Harrison and Jordan Phillips to earn the majority of the time as the other starter.
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Facing DWI, weapon charges
DTBuffalo Bills
May 17, 2020
Oliver (abdomen) was arrested Saturday in Houston on charges of driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
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Could land starting spot
DTBuffalo Bills
March 17, 2020
Oliver (core muscle surgery) should see an opportunity for more playing time after Jordan Phillips signed a big free-agent deal with the Cardinals on Tuesday.
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Battling core injury
DTBuffalo Bills
January 14, 2020
Oliver underwent core-muscle surgery from Dr. Williams Meyers in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
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Goes under knife
DTBuffalo Bills
January 14, 2020
Oliver revealed via his personal Twitter account that he underwent surgery Tuesday.
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Figuring things out
DTBuffalo Bills
November 28, 2019
Oliver tallied four tackles, two sacks and a pass defensed during Thursday's upset win at Dallas.
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