2020 NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings Top Five
5. Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
Size: 6-2, 304
The Good: He’s a 304-pound defensive tackle who runs like a tight end. He came to the combine with the reputation as an ultra-quick athlete who can move, and then he ripped off a 4.79 in the 40 and was fantastic in the shorter drills.
Productive over his four years with the Sooners, he made 147 tackles with 8.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss as an all-star up front. Effort is never a problem, he’s going to be a big plus in the locker room and the rare quickness should be a great match for an NFL line with bulk.
The Not-So-Good: As athletic as he is and with the motor that he has, the 8.5 sacks in four years coming from a pass-happy Big 12 are way light. He”ll get in on tackles, but he’s not any sort of an anchor. There’s a concern that his value will be diminished in a hurry if he’s not making things happen behind the line.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: Take the tools and find something to do with them. Guys this big and this quick don’t exist, and he’s going to work his way into a player with the right coaching and in the right scheme. There’s definitely a bust potential if he’s not making big plays, but at worst he’s a great part of a rotation.
Projected Round: Second