There have been plenty of memorable moments at this year’s NFL combine, but none have been as head-turning as what Ed Oliver did off the field.
Oliver, a top draft prospect out of Houston, shared some … interesting … stories Saturday.
“In Houston, it’s not uncommon to see a horse walking down the street,” Oliver told reporters. “I’ve never been a bull guy, but you can sell their semen and make some money.”
Ed Oliver: “In Houston, it’s not uncommon to see a horse walking down the street. … I’ve never been a bull guy, but you can sell their semen and make some money.”
— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) March 2, 2019
Oliver reminisced over his first horse, Caledonia, and another named Oreo, who tried to kill him on multiple occasions. Oliver equated those experiences to his play on the gridiron.
“I got into riding Oreo, and I swear that horse tried to kill me a couple times,” he said, via USA Today. “Fighting with that horse is really the reason I became fearless and why I’m able to go up (against) 6-5 and 300-pound guys. It’s a walk in the park. When you fight with a 1,000-pound animal, I ain’t worried about no 300 pounds.”
Oliver, a 6-3, 292-pound defensive tackle, believes he’s one of the top players in his position and looks up to players like Rams’ Aaron Donald, who became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history this year.
“It’s truly amazing to see what he’s done at his size,” Oliver said of Donald. “I feel like I can come and do the same thing, if not better.”
Oliver will be among talents like Alabama’s Quinnen Williams and Clemson’s Christian Wilkins in next month’s draft.