Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
HT: 6’2 WT: 304
– First-team All-Big 12
– Second-team selection by league’s coaches
– Lateral agility
– Run Defense
– Get of blocks
Known as “The Canadian Bulldozer” Gallimore is a disruptive nose or “1” technique that plays until the final whistle. Solid one gap penetration technique. Not known as a sack machine but will cause a pocket to close quickly with his quick first step and continuous motor.
Gallimore’s skills as a pass rusher is the reason NFL teams have him ranked so high. His first step often catches offensive lineman with its quickness out of his stance. When Gallimore has A/B gap responsibility he feels most comfortable in getting into the backfield. Uses great leverage to create seperation to shed blockers when he gets out of his stance. Gallimore tends to be best at a “tilt” nose tackle spot over the center. With Gallimore’s quickness he found success when Oklahoma called stunts and loops to open rush lanes for other defenders.
Gallimore needs to work on his run defense when he is drafted. He tends to struggle getting off blocks when the offensive lineman has him “in” blocked. His short arms will cause him problems when he faces offensive lineman with a long reach. Gallimore will be a day 1 starter for what ever NFL team decides to draft him.