Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver chases down a ball carrier during his team's game against Arizona.

Ed Oliver put on a show at Houston’s pro day 

We don’t know if former Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver rode to his pro day on one of his four horses, but he did put on quite a show. 

Oliver, who many people are projecting to go the Falcons in their mock drafts, dazzled Thursday. 

Oliver weighed 281 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in between 4.71 and 4.75 seconds, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

He weighed 287 pounds at the combine.

Oliver, who was a five-star recruit who turned down Alabama and others to stay at home, also lifted 225 pounds 32 times and had a 36-inch vertical.

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After this showing, he’s not likely to be available when the Falcons select with the 14th pick overall.  



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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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