The NFL supplemental draft is held ten days before the start of training camp, so it's in about a month.
Paul Oliver is holding a campus pro day on June 20th. Hey, we need SOMETHING to talk about!
Again, I don't know if the Cowboys will bid a #3 or even a #2, but it's something to think about.
BILLS TO ATTEND OLIVER PRO DAY: Georgia CB Paul Oliver, who has applied for entry into the NFL's Supplemental draft, will be holding an on campus pro day on June 20th. Oliver is considered to be a legitimate NFL prospect and has been clocked in the 4.45 range in the 40. The Bills like many other NFL teams will send scouts to observe and evaluate the workout.
Oliver is solidly built at 6'0" and 205 pounds. He was fifth on the team in tackles last year with 57 and had 3 interceptions. What's getting Oliver the most notoriety was his performance last season against Georgia Tech and now Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson. Oliver held Johnson to just 2 catches for 13 yards, had an interception, a forced fumble, 3 pass breakups and four tackles in the Bulldogs 15-12 win over Tech. He earned SEC Defensive player of the week honors for his efforts.
What I find even more interesting is Georgia was planning to use Oliver as a so-called shutdown corner this fall where they'd basically leave him on an island on one side of the field against the opponent's top wideout every week.
Poor grades are what forced Oliver to apply for entry into the Supplemental draft as he stood a good chance of being academically ineligible for his senior season. The NFL's Supplemental draft will be held July 12.
Oliver has been rated by some scouting services as a 2nd or 3rd round pick.