The Bills were fortunate to get Oliver with their first-round pick and should hopefully have a cornerstone of their defence for years to come.
He certainly made an impression with the coaching staff with Sean McDermott stating the rookie does not lack confidence. Of course, training camp and pre-season are different than the regular season considering the starters for each team aren’t going at full speed.
Oliver is also taking the chance to lean on capable veterans on the team but that unit will need their first-round pick to improve the team’s 26th-ranked pass rush. They certainly have the talent on the edge but their interior needs Oliver to give them a boost.
Whether he can replace Kyle Williams production remains to be seen and it would be unreasonable to expect it to happen right away. The team is making sure that his technique will help him adjust against opposing offensive lineman.
He isn’t exactly big for his position but he has been getting coaching tips from Williams while also ensuring his strengths are being implemented and focused on in each lesson. This should make Bills fans very intrigued about what Oliver can bring whether it’s this season or a couple of years from now.