Blaine Gabbert was also selected before JJ Watt.
And Big Ed with one less game.
“A couple of coaches here went to the league,” he says. “I talk to them about how it is up there and the transition, but I’m pretty educated. I don’t know everything, but I know a little.”
Everyone who has watched Oliver knows he has what it takes, but equally importantly, he knows it too. So if you see Houston’s number 10 sprinting at a quarterback, or pushing a running back to the turf, you’re getting a preview of what you will see on Sundays next season.
Oliver has said multiple times that he wanted to leave UofH better than when he got here and go to a New Years 6 bowl I believe. An inept offensive game plan, Injury plagued defensive line, horrible defensive play calling all but ended and basically wasted Oliver’s business trip here. I feel sorry for the guy, chop blocks and all.
Ed Oliver All-Access: Declaring for NFL draft, passion for horses
Houston DT Ed Oliver shares his passion for horses and explains his decision to declare for the NFL draft before his junior season.
Oliver is one of eight semifinalists who will be pared down to three finalists next week and announced on Nov. 20. The recipient of the 73rd Outland Trophy will be announced during ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 6, live from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The official presentation to the winner will be made at the Outland Trophy Awards Dinner produced by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee on Jan. 9, 2019.