BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter and previous All-Conference selection who posted 41/8/4.5 as a senior after career-high numbers of 70/11/3.5 the previous year.
POSITIVES: Hard-working overachiever who displays a good head for the ball. Quickly diagnoses the action, shows good instincts, and chases around the field to make plays. Keeps his feet driving up the field, can drop off the line during zone blitzes, and wraps up when tackling.
NEGATIVES: Easily blocked from his angle of attack and handled at the point by a single opponent. Marginal playing speed.
ANALYSIS: Oliver is a marginal athlete who makes most of his plays with his head and his heart. He offers growth potential and could ultimately make it as a backup defensive end on the left side.