Ed Oliver   #91 DT

Height: 6-1   Weight: 287   Age: 21

Born: 12/12/1997 Houson , TX

College: Houston

Experience: Rookie

High School: Westfield HS [Houston, TX]









Draft 2019

Pick No.9

Selected By: Buffalo Bills

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 9 (9)

Pick Analysis: Many people were surprised when Oliver became one of the first five-star recruits to sign with a non-Power Five conference program. The Cougars had signed his brother (Marcus, a two-year starter at right guard) and former high school coach, however, so E.J. (short for Ed Jr.) signed to play near his hometown of Westfield. He was a second-team All-American and top-5 overall recruit who eschewed Alabama to play for UH. He fulfilled his promise quickly, earning first-team All-American and all-conference honors as a true freshman, starting all 13 games and ranking second in the country with 23 tackles for loss, including 3.5 against San Diego State in the Las Vegas Bowl. He also was credited with five sacks among his 66 total tackles, as well as three forced fumbles and nine pass breakups. Oliver won the Outland Trophy and was a finalist for the Nagurski Award as a sophomore, also garnering consensus All-American honors and winning the American Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Year Award with 73 tackles, 16.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks, and three pass breakups despite facing constant double-teams. He struggled with a knee injury throughout his junior season and had a televised blow-out with third-year head coach Major Applewhite (who was fired after the season) over whether he should be wearing a heavy jacket on the sideline meant for suited players while nursing that injury. In the end, he started eight games (54 tackles, team-high 14.5 for loss, three sacks, two pass breakups) and earned second-team All-AAC honors and third-team All-American notice from the Associated Press. Oliver's father was a running back at Northwestern State in Louisiana with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and NFL players Gary Reasons and Mark Duper.


Video Playlist

  1. Bills select Ed Oliver No. 9 in the 2019 draft and he is HYPED

    Published: April 25, 2019 at 09:30 p.m.

    The Buffalo Bills select Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver No. 9 in Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft.

  2. PFF prospect profile: Grading Ed Oliver

    Published: April 18, 2019 at 05:24 p.m.

    Pro Football Focus grades University of Houston defensive end prospect Ed Oliver ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.

  3. 2019 NFL Draft: Breaking down Ed Oliver's college highlights

    Published: April 12, 2019 at 04:15 p.m.

    Watch a breakdown of Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver's college highlights.

  4. First Draft: Houston DL Ed Oliver

    Published: April 8, 2019 at 06:36 p.m.

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  5. Best of Ed Oliver's pro day

    Published: March 28, 2019 at 02:52 p.m.

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  6. Ed Oliver's 2019 NFL Scouting Combine workout

    Published: March 3, 2019 at 12:38 p.m.

    The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine workout from Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver.

  7. Next Gen Stats: Grading Houston DT Ed Oliver

    Published: March 28, 2019 at 06:25 p.m.

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