Oliver was the sixth defensive player selected in this year's draft.
The Buffalo Bills selected Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver with the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NFL draft on Thursday in Nashville.
Oliver was named an All-American twice in three seasons at Houston. He had a combined 53 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks with the Cougars, including five forced fumbles. The 6'3", 292-pounder also won the 2017 Outland Trophy, given to the nation's best college football interior lineman.
The Bills finished the 2018 season with a 6–10 record during quarterback Josh Allen's rookie season under center.
Oliver appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in August 2018.