Houston football star Ed Oliver was once viewed as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. However, his stock has fallen in recent months and, while he is still a top 20 lock, he has moved out of the No. 1 discussion. Well, on Thursday, March 28, Oliver was back to remind us all how talented he really is.
And not only is he a good football player, but he is also an athletic freak.
Throughout the day, Oliver was blowing scouts away with his on-field workouts and the numbers he was putting up. Oliver stands 6-foot-1 7/8 and weighed in at 281 pounds.
At his size, he was putting up numbers that were in line with players much smaller than him.
You can check out some of the incredible numbers that highlight his rare size/speed combination which highlights his potential.
Ed Oliver Pro Day Numbers
40-Yard Dash: 4.75 seconds
Ed Oliver runs the 40-yard dash pic.twitter.com/EnRwYL5I9G
— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) March 28, 2019
Short Shuttle: 4.19 seconds
Here's video of Ed Oliver's short shuttle. Reportedly timed as fast as 4.19, an absurd number for his size. pic.twitter.com/44hOe8Suj0
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) March 28, 2019
The short shuttle is faster than players like DeSean Jackson, Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, A.J. Green, and Julio Jones.
Three-Cone Drill: Sub-7 seconds
— Allan Uy (@AllanUy22) March 28, 2019
Oliver’s time in the three-cone drill would have been in the top five among wide receivers at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. And, in conclusion, here is a quick breakdown at just how outrageous those numbers are.
The 2019 NFL Draft will take place between April 25 and April 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville earned the honor of hosting the 84th annual player selection over cities Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Cleveland/Canton.