6'0'' / 210 lbs
49ers defensive coordinator Steven Wilks said Friday that Oliver is expected to play nickelback in 2023, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
The 2018 second-round pick signed a two-year deal to join San Francisco this offseason after five seasons in Atlanta. Oliver was a solid contributor when healthy, but a torn ACL cost him parts of the 2021 and 2022 campaigns. Wilks added that he expects to use the defensive back occasionally as a blitzer out of the slot. Oliver has just two career sacks, but he's back to full strength and could reach new heights with an aggressive role in the 49ers' talented defense.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|8 CAR||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-4.0||41.5||42||1||3||0||57%||1||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|13 PIT||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||1.5||41.5||21||2||0||0||0%||0||0||1||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|16 @BAL||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||6.5||35.5||6||0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|17 ARZ||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-6.5||40.5||56||4||5||1||40%||2||0||1||1||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|18 TB||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-6.0||40.5||39||0||4||0||63%||2||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022
The 49ers agreed to terms with Oliver on a two-year deal Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Oliver will head to San Francisco after seeing prominent playing time over the past four seasons with Atlanta. The 26-year-old cornerback missed the first five games of the 2022 campaign while recovering from a torn ACL suffered Week 4 of 2021. Oliver was still productive over the final 12 regular-season games last year, recording 37 tackles and seven passes defended, including just the second interception of his career. The 6-foot Oliver now figures to compete with Samuel Womack for reps out of the slot with the 49ers.
Oliver recorded nine tackles (five solo), two pass defenses and one sack during Sunday's 20-19 win over Arizona.
Oliver posted a season-high nine tackles and recorded his first sack of the 2022 campaign when he took down David Blough for a seven-yard loss on the second play of the game. The 2018 second-round pick will look to build off his best performance of the year during Atlanta's regular-season finale against Tampa Bay on Sunday.