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Ed Oliver 2019 NFL Draft Profile – CPGM Top 50

Ed Oliver 2019 NFL Draft Profile – CPGM Top 50
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Prospect Rank – #4

Position Rank – #2 Interior Defensive Line


Ed Oliver 2019 NFL Draft Profile

College: Houston

Height: 6’2

Weight: 287 lbs

CPGM Headley’s Prospect Notes

Strengths

  • Short, stout, penetrating defensive lineman
  • Elite athleticism, a guy that big shouldn’t be moving around like he’s a linebacker, makes plays sideline-to-sideline, high effort guy with dancing bear feet
  • Played all over Houston’s line, from NT to DE, wasn’t in his most natural position though as he looks like a dominant 3-technique at the next level
  • Ability to use his get off exceptional consistently wins with quickness
  • Can split double teams with ease, always the low man, wins with great leverage and anchor, unblockable
  • Aaron Donald “like”
  • Dominated against the run
  • One of the top talents in the draft, sky’s the limit

Weaknesses

  • Limited hand extension to keep blockers from getting into his chest
  • At times he loses his discipline and will jump in neutral zone
  • Teams will question his size and injury concern(s)
  • Didn’t dominate statistically against the pass; however I believe the scheme negated his ability to do so; schematically Houston did him a disservice, saw him line up a half a yard from LOS, played over center, 1-tech or 5-technique and attacked laterally before rushing up the field
CPGM Drew’s Prospect Notes

Strengths

  • Extreme quickness, first step dominance, good leverage and hand placement when at the point-of-attack
  • High motor who knows how to split double teams using his quickness and hands
  • Can get narrow right after the point-of-attack disrupting or blowing up plays
  • If you are slow in any manner there is no hope; Oliver is very good at varying his speed-to power rush catching offensive linemen off guard;
  • His first step quickness can be dominant; there are times when the opposing guard or center didn’t even get a hand on him
  • 3-technique is his ideal position where he will keep offensive coordinators up at night
  • Good at keeping plays in front of him

Weaknesses

  • Can be engulfed on double teams or bigger stronger offensive linemen and because he is so quick can get up field too far; again he was misused plenty so I believe in the league he will be at home in his natural position more often than not

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