Isaiah Oliver
Isaiah Oliver
23-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Atlanta Falcons
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Falcons' brass decided to hand the No. 2 cornerback job over to the 22-year-old Oliver, after Robert Alford ranked as one of Pro Football Focus's lowest-rated starting cornerbacks last season. Oliver doesn't offer a ton of NFL experience (two starts and 14 games played as a rookie), but the coaching staff loves his length and ability to defend the deep ball. It will be a trial by fire situation, with the team hoping that he can improve as the season progresses and help Atlanta improve upon a 27th-place finish in pass defense. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.64 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2018.
Makes enormous fourth-down tackle
CBAtlanta Falcons
September 15, 2019
Oliver collected four solo tackles and two assists during Sunday's 24-20 win against Philadelphia.
ANALYSIS
The Falcons defense showed up in Week 2 by holding Philadelphia's ground attack to 2.3 yards per carry, forcing three turnovers and conceding a QBR of just 45.1 to 2017 MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Oliver may have provided the most decisive play of the night, wrapping up Zach Ertz short of the sticks on the Eagles' last gasp drive to force a turnover on downs and secure the win for the Falcons. The upcoming Week 3 matchup for Atlanta's secondary is no walk in the park; they face Jacoby Brissett and his impressive 18:8 career TD:INT ratio.
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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.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
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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.
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Ready to take on starting role
CBAtlanta Falcons
June 6, 2019
Oliver said after Thursday's OTA workout that he's feeling more confidence this year than he did heading into his rookie campaign, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "It's probably going to be like that throughout my career from year to year," Oliver admitted. "But yeah, that's the biggest jump that I made. Becoming more confident in the scheme of things."
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Slated for starting role
CBAtlanta Falcons
March 26, 2019
Oliver is expected to start at cornerback opposite Desmond Trufant in 2019, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
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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.
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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 ESPN.com reports.
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