NFL Draft: 5 prospects that could be available for Miami Dolphins at 13
Ed Oliver (DT, University of Houston)
Ed Oliver, the defensive tackle out of the University of Houston is a very interesting player, especially how he was perceived early by draft analysts. A lot of mock drafts even had going before Bosa as the number one pick, but usually top five.
But now we are a few months away, and while people predict him as a first round pick, it’s more top 20 if anything. Defensive tackle is another need for the Dolphins and Oliver could be an interesting get at pick 13.
An answer for the downgrade of Oliver could be because in his last season before declaring, he regressed in every category, however, not drastically. In 2017, he got 73 total tackles, 16.5 for a loss and 5.5 sacks. In 2018, 54 total tackles, 14.5 for a loss and 3 sacks.
With last season, the high upside for Oliver is still alive and well. There are three words that describe Oliver’s three year career at Houston: explosive, fast and powerful. All of these traits, the Dolphins have been missing from their defensive line. One concern could be his undersized frame as he’s 6’3”, 292 pounds, but that hasn’t stopped him from being awesome in college.