Isaiah Oliver, a cornerback in American football, is presently a member of the roster of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons. He played collegiate football for Colorado before being selected by the Falcons in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Oliver went to Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix. He played wide receiver and cornerback for his high school’s football team. Oliver performed there from 2015 to 2017.
During his college career, he made 82 total tackles and three interceptions. Oliver decided to forgo his senior year in 2017 after his junior year and sign with the NFL instead.
In 2018, Oliver was drafted in the ninth overall among cornerbacks. On May 9, 2018, the Atlanta Falcons offered him a four-year, $4.63 million contract that included a $1.45 million signing bonus and a $2.14 million guarantee.
When the 2021 season got underway, Oliver was the Falcons’ starting cornerback. He suffered a knee injury in Week 4 and was placed on injured reserve on October 5, 2021.
How Good Is Isaiah Oliver?
In 16 games in 2019, Isaiah Oliver racked up 61 total tackles, a career-high 11 passes defended, and one interception. In 14 games as a rookie in 2018, tallied 19 tackles (16 solos) and seven passes defended.
What Happened to Isaiah Oliver?
Oliver was the starting cornerback for the Falcons when the 2021 season began. On October 5, 2021, he was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a knee injury in Week 4.