The marquee pro day on tap for today is none other than the University of Houston’s where top-5 talent DT Ed Oliver will showcase his skills once more in front of a plethora of NFL scouts.
At the combine in Indianapolis, Oliver was measured at a hair under 6-foot-2 and 287 pounds. He showed excellent raw strength, putting up 32 reps on the bench press, and some eye-popping explosiveness when he jumped 36 inches on the vertical and 10-feet even on the broad.
According to Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston, Oliver met with a pair of teams privately yesterday with one of those teams being the Los Angeles Chargers.
According to NFL sources former @UHCougarFB All-American DT @Edoliver_11 had private visits n Houston yesterday w/ @Ravens & @Chargers.Has visits set up with @AZCardinals, @Titans, @Buccaneers, @Raiders, @Giants, @AtlantaFalcons, @Saints, @nyjets, @Eagles & 2 with @buffalobills— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 28, 2019
Oliver ran an unofficial 4.71 forty and clocked in at a spicy 4.19 short shuttle, exemplifying the insane quickness and change-of-direction skills that he has displayed since his days as a true freshmen.
Now I’m not sure how realistic it is that Oliver falls all the way to 28 for the Bolts, but his presence in the defensive interior along with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram on the edges would be one hell of a fever dream for Gus Bradley.
The only way I could see a selection of Oliver happening is if he were to somehow fall into the late teens or early twenties. By all means, at that point, you’ve got to give up some draft capital to land a potential difference-maker from year one.