Josh Oliver, San Jose State
Josh Oliver is the definition of a later bloomer when it comes to on-field production. Originally Oliver was a high school wide receiver recruited to San Jose State to play as a linebacker, but after some injuries and team needs he transitioned into a tight end.
In his four years at San Jose State, Oliver racked up 98 catches for 1,067 yards and seven touchdowns. Oliver had a majority of his production in his senior season and that is a large part why he is projected to be a day-three selection.
Oliver’s strengths come in the passing game as he is an experienced route runner from his days as a receiver and is more athletic than an average tight end. Oliver has amazing ball skills with his massive 10 ¾” hands, and his ability to high point a ball and make the tough catch.
Oliver currently is listed at 6’5 and 246 pounds and uses that frame to his advantage as a receiver but needs to learn to be a better in-line blocker so he can contribute in the run game and be an every-down player. Oliver projects as a day-three pick that will be looking to fight for a roster spot by the end of camp in 2019.