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In his first five games of his NFL career, Bills defensive end Ed Oliver has 11 combined tackles and a pass defended. No sacks.

The rookie first-round defender came to Buffalo advertised as the next Aaron Donald. A pass-rushing menace in the middle. So what gives?

Nothing, according to Pro Football Focus.

Oliver said a few weeks ago he’s looking forward to getting his first NFL sack. It’ll come eventually, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been productive.

Per the analytics outlet, Oliver is the fourth-best interior defensive lineman at rushing the passer in the NFL. His pass-rush win rate is listed at 10.6 percent. Overall, PFF puts Oliver’s pass rushing grade at a 68.3. That’s listed in their “average” category. Once Oliver does get to opposing QBs, anticipate that grade improving.

The Bills are currently led by Jordan Phillips’ four sacks. He had three of those in one going against the Titans before their bye week.

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