Friday, January 22, 2021

Neville Gallimore is perfect pick to end day 2

With the Dallas Cowboys having added great talent with their first day two pick in Trevon Diggs, Neville Gallimore adds depth and youth to a unit that has seen much change already in 2020. At 6’2″ 304 pounds, Oklahoma Sooner Gallimore fits the mold of the players Mike McCarthy likes for his defense.

A tough competitor with great 1 technique, Neville Gallimore will have time to develop and learn from new signings Dontari Poe, and Gerald McCoy over the next year or two, before being thrust into a full-time starting role.

Nevile Gallimore is a big man that likes to get in the backfiled © Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Nevile Gallimore is a big man that likes to get in the backfiled © Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Neville Gallimore’s mobility is a sight to behold

For a big man, Neville Gallimore gets around the field amazingly well. He has great feet and a twitchy first step that will catch you off guard. His ability to change direction and his short-area mobility to pivot, redirect, and change momentum is amazing for someone his size.

He has a low center of gravity which allows him to anchor well, and he uses a lot of twists and slants to get great penetration. His tackle radius isn’t brilliants, and his length leaves something to be desired, and are the main reasons for him sliding into the third round.

While he has the ability to anchor and has demonstrated it, his consistency leaves a lot to be desired. His impact in the run game is also somewhat worrying, due in part to his small tackle radius. These are areas he can work on as he learns behind Poe. A three-down lineman with great upside and impressive effort is a great pick for the back end of day two.

Neville Gallimore profiles as a great penetrating option on passing downs in his first year or two as he develops the consistency and run game skills he will need to be a regular three-down lineman. With all that said I love this pick and the Cowboys have absolutely nailed the first three rounds of the 2020 draft.

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