PLAYER PROFILE: Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

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NEVILLE GALLIMORE

HEIGHT/WEIGHT/AGE

6-foot-2
304 pounds
23 years old

BIG PICTURE

Progress is rarely linear, but Neville Gallimore seems to be getting better and better each year. After redshirting as a freshman at Oklahoma, the Canadian native Gallimore slowly built upon his game and wound up an All-Big 12 player as a senior. Ended his career with 17 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and five forced fumbles as an inside rusher that can attack both gaps. At age 23, he may have less upside than most, and his agility drills at the combine left something to be desired.

COMBINE NOTABLES

4.79 40-yard dash (T-7th)
23 bench reps
7.97 3-cone drill (5th worst)
5.01 20-yard shuttle (2nd worst)

VIKINGS COMPATIBILITY RANKING

3.5 out of 5. The Vikings tend to draft defensive linemen right where Gallimore is targeted to land. If he drops into Day 3, Minnesota’s interest could only increase.

HIGHLIGHTS
WHAT DRAFT EXPERTS SAY

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: “Flash talent whose tape has moments but fails to fully deliver. Gallimore goes hard from snap to whistle with secondary effort that brings decent production, but his NFL potential may be limited by a lack of leverage and contact balance. Oklahoma had him playing in the gaps but he might be more effective improving his hands and learning to two-gap. Unless he turns the flashes into a finished product, his future may be as a rotation tackle in an even front.”

Joe Marino, Draft Network: “Neville Gallimore is an ascending prospect that put together his best film resume as a senior after some questionable reps in 2018 that didn’t reveal the most consistency, particularly with effort. The script has completely flipped and Gallimore played with explosive urgency in 2019. While he needs to grow as a run defender, Gallimore has the pass rushing skill set to make an early impact as a rotational rusher on long and late downs. For teams that want to defend the run on the way to the quarterback, Gallimore fits the bill. He isn’t the most complete prospect but the areas he excels are quite valuable to a defenses efforts to be disruptive.”

WHAT PFF SAYS

Overall grade improved each season
32 pressures in 2019
85.2 run-stop grade (above average)

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