Isaiah Oliver
Isaiah Oliver
22-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Atlanta Falcons
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Being the best Colorado cornerback to enter the NFL since 2011, when Jimmy Smith was drafted late in the first round by Baltimore, it came as a surprise that Oliver was still on the board when the Falcons' second selection rolled around at No. 58 overall. Oliver possesses superb length for a defensive back and shows up in press coverage, but the reason he was continually passed on by personnel evaluators in the draft may be due to less than impressive lateral movement, which could be come into play if Atlanta keeps Robert Alford on the outside and asks Oliver to cover out of the slot. Opposing quarterbacks had much more success in exploiting Oliver when they could target shifty receivers running routes that require a change of direction. Take for example the fact that Oliver allowed a passer rating of 64.6 on out patterns in 2017 and a rating of 60.4 on hitches, compared to a stifling rating of 23.8 on go routes, per Pro Football Focus. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.64 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2018.
Flashes during rookie campaign
CBAtlanta Falcons
January 29, 2019
Oliver concluded the 2018 season with 23 tackles, seven pass deflections and one interception after the Falcons selected him with the No. 58 overall selection in last April's draft.
The former Colorado Buffalo was less of a factor than many anticipated when Atlanta invested a second-round selection in him, fielding 43.8 percent of the special teams snaps and just 24.6 percent of the defensive snaps for a unit that ranked sixth-worst against the pass. Perhaps his most memorable moment came in Week 4 when Bengals receiver A.J. Green slipped behind him for a 13-yard touchdown reception within the final 10 seconds of regulation. Other than that, Oliver showed considerable promise in limited duty, recording a game-clinching interception of Panthers backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke in Week 16 and earning an overall performance grade of 70.0, according to Pro Football Focus. If Atlanta elects to let Brian Poole walk when his contract expires this offseason, Oliver will inherit a more integral role for the Falcons secondary in 2019.
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Measurables Review
How do Isaiah Oliver's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
210 lbs
40-Yard Dash
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Beaten for touchdown in win
CBAtlanta Falcons
November 5, 2018
Oliver racked up four combined tackles during Sunday's 38-14 win against the Redskins.
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Will start Sunday
CBAtlanta Falcons
November 2, 2018
Oliver will start in place of Robert Alford (ankle) in Sunday's game at Washington, Vaughn McClure of reports.
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May register second career start Sunday
CBAtlanta Falcons
November 1, 2018
Oliver is in line to start Sunday against the Redskins if Robert Alford (ankle) is ruled out, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Healthy for Week 3
CBAtlanta Falcons
September 20, 2018
Oliver (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of reports.
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Sidelined Week 2
CBAtlanta Falcons
September 17, 2018
Oliver (ankle) was inactive for Sunday's win over the Panthers, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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