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Washington Redskins 2020 Draft Profiles: Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma

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Hogs Haven takes a look at prospects heading into the 2020 NFL Draft

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Neville Gallimore

Position: Defensive Lineman

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 302 lbs.

College: Oklahoma

Strengths:

Gallimore is a veteran at the college level and, depending on the opponent, a man among boys with the strength and power to contribute in the NFL from Day 1. He uses his massive frame to be a staunch, immovable run defender, though he can generate pressure up the middle as well. He draws double teams and is a problem for opposing offensive coordinators.

Weaknesses:

Consistency will be key in determining what kind of player Gallimore is on the next level. If his motor is high throughout the game, he can be a high-end interior defensive lineman, but he’s shown signs that it may be difficult for him to remain on the field for long stretches. Some scouts are pleased that he is getting his weight down a bit, which along with conditioning is a hurdle to him becoming a true difference-maker in the NFL.

Why he may fit with Washington:

The Redskins were among the worst NFL teams in rushing defense in 2019, so adding help in the interior of the defensive line makes sense on paper. However, Washington trailed for much of the season, and it’s no secret that teams run the ball to burn clock when leading. Regardless of how you slice it, Gallimore would be a sizeable upgrade for Washington at a position of need, which would justify an early second-round pick on the Oklahoma product.

Bottom Line:

Neville Gallimore’s raw strength and frame would be a huge asset for Washington on the defensive line, and he can be an above-average run-stuffer if his conditioning continues to improve.

Projected Round: Late 1st/Early 2nd