1. Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
Neville Gallimore could provide that premier anchor the Cowboys defensive front so desperately seeks. At 6-foot-2, 302-pounds, he does have two-gap ability with well above average quickness and he uses a variety of effective moves to disrupt the backfield.
Gallimore has active hands and uses a club, swim or rip technique. Combine that along with his lateral agility and this creates a problem for any offensive lineman.
He has smooth hip transition and can plant a foot in the ground and change direction in a hurry, which is incredible for a guy his size.
Gallimore’s pass rush ability has progressed over the years and he uses an effective bull rush that pushes the pocket for opposing quarterbacks, something we do not see very often in Dallas.
He plays with good leverage overall and his short, stockier size helps win these battles at the point of attack against opposing offensive lineman.
The best trait about Gallimore is his effort. He consistently has a high motor and makes a ton of plays just based on pure effort.
As for his worst trait, he lacks the ability to get off double teams. He has a hard time anchoring down the defensive front and gets washed very often.
During the Senior Bowl practices Gallimore looked dominant and improved his draft stock overall. Gallimore received a lot of buzz from NFL personnel during the week and was listed as a Senior Bowl draft winner by Lance Zierlein, draft expert at NFL.com
You would probably hear a lot more hype about Gallimore if it was not for South Carolina’s standout defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, who the Cowboys might even consider drafting in round one.