It’s time for Ed Oliver to emerge as a game-wrecker for Bills’ 2021 defense

Through two seasons, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver has left fans wanting more. Throughout his collegiate career at Houston, Oliver was always the best player on the field and general manager Brandon Beane envisioned the 2017 Outland Trophy winner bringing that juice to the Bills’ defense. While Oliver has been a good, but not great player thus far, all signs point to the 23-year old breaking out in 2021 and taking Buffalo’s defense to the next level. Unreasonably hyped as the second coming of Aaron Donald – a once-in-a-generation talent that no prospect should have the burden of being compared to – Oliver joined the Bills as a top-10 draft pick with humongous expectations that he’d almost certainly never live up to. Undersized, but explosive and powerful, Oliver was an absolute terror for opposing offenses during his three years with the Cougars. He demoralized opposing offensive linemen on a weekly basis, finishing his career with 192 tackles, 53 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in three seasons. After declaring for the draft, he impressed at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, posting a 36-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot broad jump at 6-foot-1, 287-pounds, before running a … Continue reading It’s time for Ed Oliver to emerge as a game-wrecker for Bills’ 2021 defense