Supplemental Draft Update: Paul Oliver

After his workout in front of NFL teams last week, defensive back Paul Oliver is starting to meet with franchises around the league. Here is the latest news on the supplemental draft's top prospect.

By most accounts, Oliver's workout did not live up to expectation.  One source from the Minnesota Vikings said Oliver looked out of shape, which was not surprising.  Oliver trained just three weeks for his pro-day as he worked hard to stay academically eligible for the '07 college season until the very end.

Besides the San Diego Chargers and Atlanta Falcons, the Kansas City Chiefs are also bringing Oliver in for a physical and interview.  Additional teams are expected to schedule visits with Oliver after the July 4th holiday.  Franchises have until July 12th, one day before the supplemental draft, to bring Oliver, or any other player eligible for the supplemental draft, to their facilities for a visit.  As one league insider told us, if a team is bringing Oliver in at this point they are very serious about drafting him. 

Measuring just under 5-feet-11-inches and 198 pounds last week, most teams are looking at Oliver as a cover-two cornerback while some squads will consider him at safety.  His combination of ball skills and hands have intrigued a number of scouts.


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