Ed Oliver Selected Ninth By Buffalo

Highest UH player selected since David Klingler in 1992

April 25, 2019 - 8:21 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – University of Houston’s Ed Oliver was selected 9th overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Oliver becomes the highest draft pick in Houston Cougar football history since David Klingler was drafted sixth by Cincinnati in the 1992 draft.  Andre Ware was selected seventh the year prior by Detroit. 

Mark Mitchell and Riley Odoms are the two highest selected Cougars in the NFL Draft. Mitchell went fifth in 1975, while Odoms was selected at five in 1973.

At the University of Houston, Oliver was a three-time First-Team All-American as he racked up 53 tackles for a loss in his three years on campus.  Oliver was the winner of the 2017 American Conference Defensive Player of the Year, the 2017 Outland Trophy, the 2016 Bill Willis Trophy and the 2016 American Conference Freshman of the Year.

Prior to his three year stay at UH, Oliver attended Westfield High School, just north of Houston and was born in Houston. His first snap as a member of the Bills will be the first on a team not in the Greater Houston area.