By: Nick Wojton | 12 minutes ago

ESPN recently named every NFL team’s “MVP” of this summer’s training camp.

For the Bills, it’s rookie defensive tackle Ed Oliver.


Here’s why Oliver has stood out, per ESPN:

The rookie reportedly had a “long way to go” before the Bills began training camp, but he’s picked things up quickly ever since. Oliver inserted himself into the starting lineup almost immediately after the full pads came on and held his own against All-Pro Quenton Nelson in the first preseason game. At this rate, he’ll be the interior force Buffalo needs to jump-start the 26th-ranked pass rush from 2018.

Buffalo’s pass rush was 26th last season with 36 total sacks in 2018. Oliver’s prowess as a pass rusher could help improve that and perhaps the abilities those around him on the defensive front-seven as well. However, much of the team’s successes in 2019 will depend on how much the offense can improve.

Regardless, Oliver getting such a nod over many returning vets in a promising young defensive unit is a huge feather in is cap.

For those interested, ESPN tabbed the rest of the NFL’s MVP and here’s how it shook out for the AFC East:

Patriots: WR Jakobi Meyers
Dolphins: WR Preston Williams
Jets: RB Ry Montgomery

https://billswire.usatoday.com/2019/...ning-camp-mvp/