Ed Oliver feeling “no pressure” heading into rookie season

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The Bills made defensive tackle Ed Oliver the ninth overall pick of this year’s draft and any player selected that high enters the NFL with high expectations for what they’ll be able to do on the field.

That’s the case under any circumstances, but the fact that Oliver joined the team months after Kyle Williams announced his retirement only raises the bar. Oliver’s projected to play a major role right off the bat for a Buffalo team that’s looking to make a big jump after going 6-10 last season, but the rookie said he isn’t feeling overly burdened by that state of affairs.

“There’s no pressure as long as I get better at something,” Oliver said, via the Buffalo News. “I’m a young guy. I don’t know left from right, as far as the NFL is concerned, so as long as I get better and take it day by day, step by step, I’ll be all right.”

Oliver will get the chance to continue getting better when training camp opens next week and the Bills will be hoping that the process leaves him in position to be a disruptive player on the front line right off the bat.

9 responses to “Ed Oliver feeling “no pressure” heading into rookie season

  1. The pressure is on whether he thinks so or not. But, many “experts” pegged him to be a superior talent and were surprised he fell to #9 in the draft. He’ll be a good one.

  2. He is a monster. As long as Ed takes care of his body, he will lead what should be a pretty gritty Bill’s defense that should keep them in games. God knows Tredavious White can ball, they’ve done some good drafting on defense over there.

  3. Starting in September, Ed Oliver will be spending his Sundays in opposing teams back fields ! Buffalo ‘ s defense definitely got an huge upgrade.

  4. Bills were a top 5 defense last year. Kyle was a big loss, but he was an average starter. Add in Oliver – a guy that many consider to be a top 5 talent in the draft, and also consider that Tremaine Edmunds just turned 21, this defense is already great and has loads of potential to be even better. Bills are spooky good.

  5. Lol….lots of kool-aid drinking bills fans. 6-10 again this season. the “process” should be over but the gullible Pegulas will give it another futile year.

  6. Lol….lots of kool-aid drinking bills fans. 6-10 again this season. the “process” should be over but the gullible Pegulas will give it another futile year.
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    The Bills lost to the Texans was the start of the Texans’ winning streak last year. The Bills beat the Texans that game in all but score; if it weren’t for Peterman’s late-game interceptions, the Bills would have won (even *with* Peterman’s interceptions it came down to the wire).

    The Bills defense is nothing to sneeze at. I predict they will do much better than 6-10.

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