1. Neville Gallimore, DT
Gallimore’s situation is very similar to Odighizuwa’s. Both are young defensive tackles who have an opportunity to make a big impact if they can play in more games/snaps next year. Gallimore was a third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma. With the Sooners, Gallimore earned the nickname “Canadian Bulldozer” for his dominance on the defense and was named first-team All-Big 12 in his final year.
In 2020, Gallimore started nine games as a rookie after Trysten Hill got injured. He didn’t have a stellar rookie year, but he still stepped up in the veteran’s absence.
Sadly, this year Gallimore was injured. After being projected as a 2021 starter, the Oklahoma product injured his elbow in preseason, causing him to miss the first 12 games of the season. In his five available games, Gallimore started four and had 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, and two QB hits. While we haven’t seen as much of this DT as we want, given his huge potential out of college, he can have a huge comeback year if he remains healthy.
Like Odighizuwa, the potential roster changes on defense could also help Gallimore earn more snaps and starts.
If the soon-to-be third-year player lives up to his potential, he could certainly earn a Pro Bowl selection in 2023.