Round 1, Pick 5: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
With the fifth pick in the NFL draft, the Buccaneers select Ed Oliver, the defensive lineman from the University of Houston. It was previously thought that the Buccaneers may be able to trade back to the edge of the top-ten and still land Oliver, but his name seems to be heating up again after his pro day.
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It seems that concerns over his size have gone by the wayside as his athletic testing has set the internet ablaze after he completed the rest of his tests that he did not do at the combine. At the combine, Oliver only completed the bench press and the vertical and broad jump; he managed 32 reps on the bench press, a 36 inch vertical jump, and a 10 foot broad jump.
At his pro day, Oliver ran a 4.73 40 yard dash and a 7.15 3-cone drill at 287 pounds; he continues to prove that he is a freak and quite possibly the next closest specimen to Aaron Donald that the NFL has to offer. If Quinnen Williams and Josh Allen are off of the board and the Buccaneers want Oliver, then they must take him with the fifth overall pick in the draft.