UH DT Oliver blitzes pro day workout

March 28, 2019

UH DT Oliver blitzes pro day workout … If the numbers being reported are in fact correct, Houston DT Ed Oliver had an outstanding performance at the Cougars’ pro day earlier today. Running at 281 pounds, Oliver reportedly ran the 40-yard dash as low as 4.71. Even if that is a hand-timed clocking that could be as much as a tenth higher, that’s an outstanding time which is likely very comparable to that of Alabama DT Quinnen Williams, who led all DTs at the combine with a 4.83 clocking. Its also interesting to compare Oliver’s overall numbers with those of Aaron Donald, who he has been comped to in the NFL. For the record, Donald had a 4.68 40-clocking and managed three more bench press reps than Oliver (35 to 32), but Oliver had a better vertical at 36 inches versus Donald’s 32 inches. Similarly, in the agility drills, Donald had the slightly better 3-cone time of 7.11 to 7.15, but Oliver was quicker in the short shuttle at 4.22 versus 4.39. So let the debate begin: was the enough to get Oliver back into the solid top ten area. Time will tell. For the record, the Houston workout was heavily attended by Buffalo, which has the 9th pick overall this coming April 25th, had both general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott in town for the workout, along with Houston head coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Brian Gaine, Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.