Isaiah Oliver NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Atlanta Falcons' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Colorado defensive back Isaiah Oliver (26) breaks up the pass to Utah wide receiver Raelon Singleton, right, in the first half during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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POSITIVES

—Good-sized cornerback at 6'0", 201 pounds with smooth movement skills and clean transitions.

—Versatile athlete who competed as a decathlete.

—Fit and hips are impressive. Can turn and run with outside receivers. Breaks on the ball well.

—Classic press cornerback who uses his length well at the line of scrimmage. Arm length is good (33 ½").

—Ideal fit in a scheme that lets him play at the line of scrimmage where his length, toughness and hips allow him to match up in man coverage.

   

NEGATIVES

—Top-end speed is questioned by scouts; ran a 4.50 at the combine.

—Struggles in off coverage to time his turns.

—Could stand to play with better strength at the line of scrimmage.

   

OVERALL

In a draft class with a lot of smaller cornerbacks, Isaiah Oliver stands out as a big cornerback who can run well enough to handle a press-scheme assignment. Oliver has a legitimate shot to hear his name called at the end of Round 1.

   

GRADE: 7.00 (Round 1)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Joe Haden, Pittsburgh Steelers

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