Collin Oliver
Collin Oliver  LB  Oklahoma State | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Collin Oliver
Height
6-2
Weight
235
College
Oklahoma State
Position
LB
Class
Junior
Home town
Oklahoma City, OK
83.5/100
Player Rating
12
PositionRank (LB)
4.6
FortyYD Time
Sacks
6
Fumbles Forced
4
Tackles
73
Sol tackles
45

Collin Oliver LB Oklahoma State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Collin Oliver LB Oklahoma State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 07/05/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.60 seconds (79%*)
Age: 21.9 DOB: 09/23/2002
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (55%*) Weight: 235 (30%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (79%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 07/05/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.60 seconds (79%*)
Age: 21.9 DOB: 09/23/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (55%*) Weight: 235 (30%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (79%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 83.5 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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Tackling:
48%
Pass Rush:
86%
Run Defense:
64%
Coverage:
79%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th
Overall Rank: #119 Position rank: #12
College Games: 40 College Snaps: 1715
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 81/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 91 Stars 247 RATING: 91/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Noah Sewell - Oregon
84%
Cedric Gray - North Carolina
81%
Nick Hampton - Appalachian State
72%
Draft Profile: Bio
Collin Oliver, a standout linebacker from Oklahoma State, has made waves in the Big 12 since his freshman year. The Edmond, Oklahoma native burst onto the scene in 2021, racking up 11.5 sacks and earning unanimous Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honors. His production continued through his sophomore and junior seasons, cementing his status as a three-time all-conference selection.

Oliver's journey began at Edmond Santa Fe High School, where he excelled as a two-sport athlete in football and track. His senior year saw him lead the Wolves to a runner-up finish in Class 6A-I, accumulating 66 tackles, 17 for loss, and four sacks. This performance, coupled with his athletic prowess in the high jump and long jump, caught the attention of several top programs before he chose to stay in-state with the Cowboys.

At Oklahoma State, Oliver's impact was immediate and sustained. He set a freshman record with 11.5 sacks in 2021, ranking seventh nationally. His versatility shone through as he transitioned from defensive end to linebacker in his junior year, where he continued to produce at a high level. Oliver's career stats speak volumes: 22.5 sacks, 38.5 tackles for loss, and five forced fumbles, showcasing his disruptive presence on the field.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Exceptional first-step quickness off the edge, consistently beating offensive tackles around the corner and disrupting backfield timing
  • Versatile defender capable of playing multiple positions, including stack linebacker, edge rusher, and overhang/nickel, offering scheme flexibility
  • High-motor player with relentless pursuit, consistently finishing plays and making tackles in space
  • Natural bend and flexibility when turning the corner as a pass rusher, presenting a small target for blockers
  • Productive tackler with a knack for creating negative plays, evidenced by 38.5 career tackles for loss
  • Developed coverage skills, demonstrating improvement in zone drops and man-to-man assignments over his college career
  • Excellent football IQ and instincts, quickly diagnosing plays and reacting accordingly
  • Proven big-game performer, with standout performances in crucial matchups like Bedlam and the Big 12 Championship
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Undersized for an edge rusher at the NFL level, potentially limiting his effectiveness against more powerful offensive linemen
  • Lacks ideal play strength to consistently set the edge against the run, sometimes getting displaced by larger blockers
  • Pass rush repertoire relies heavily on speed moves, needing to develop more power counters to be consistently effective
  • Struggles at times to disengage from blocks once engaged, limiting his ability to redirect and make plays
  • Tackling technique can be inconsistent, occasionally leading with his shoulder instead of wrapping up securely
Scouting Report: Summary
Oliver projects as a versatile defensive weapon at the next level, with the potential to contribute in multiple roles. His pass-rushing prowess and sideline-to-sideline range make him an intriguing prospect for teams employing hybrid defensive schemes. Oliver's ability to drop into coverage adds value, potentially allowing him to stay on the field in nickel and dime packages.

While his size may limit him as a full-time edge rusher in the NFL, Oliver's skill set translates well to an off-ball linebacker role with rush responsibilities. His experience playing both on and off the line of scrimmage should ease his transition. Teams running a 3-4 defense might view Oliver as an ideal fit at outside linebacker, where his pass-rushing skills can be maximized while his coverage abilities are developed.
Written By:
Eli Cooper (Big 12)

How other scouting services rate Collin Oliver (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
110.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
13.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.