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Josh Oliver | 84

TE | San Jose State | Minnesota Vikings
Ht: 6045 / 6' 05" | Wt: 259 | Upd: 09/11/2023


Birth Date: 03/21/1997
Age: 26
Original Team: JAX
NFL Entry: 19 03 069
NFL Exp: 5
Depth Chart Key: U/Bal
Team History: JAX BAL MIN

Player History

05/19 JAX D/C signed
11/19 JAX IR 12
08/20 JAX IR
03/21 BAL trade from JAX
12/21 BAL Covid-19
01/22 BAL activated 17/exempt
01/22 BAL exemption lifted
03/23 BAL UFA
03/23 MIN UFA signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2019 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JOSH OLIVER: San Jose State, 6045 249 4.63. Four year starter from Paso Robles, Ca. The former linebacker made the move to tight end during his freshman season and it was a move that paid off. Earned first-team All Mountain West honors as a senior. The team captain shows glimpses of elite movement and ball skills, giving him the high-ceiling label. The body control combined with size and speed in the receiving game can make him a major match-up problem for defenses. Attractive frame that will add mass and bulk in the coming years. Huge hands and long arms, minimal bad weight. Has the prototype body for today’s tight end. Acrobatic pass catcher. Easily twists and turns his body for off-center throws. Catch radius is as big as it gets. Dynamic acceleration and burst. Can turn up his speed when needed. Easy and natural twitch. Has power forward-type ball skills in traffic. Will box a defender out and initiate the action towards the ball. Solid hands catcher. High effort blocker, shows a lot of desire. Still developing his frame and will need time for strength and power gains. Needs more urgency as a route runner. Doesn’t get his head around fast enough and his hands are late because of it. Doesn’t get the push at the top of his route to create separation. A little hesitant and rounded in his breaks. A multiple alignment pass catching tight end who can run over a defensive back in the open field. Demonstrates good hand placement as an edge blocker sealing defensive ends and linebackers. 2018 stats: 56-709, 12.7 ypr, 4 TD. OSR:9/23. Third/fourth round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 3/4, VJ-34, SS-4.47).