Neville Gallimore – DT (Oklahoma)
Neville Gallimore is another fierce presence on the interior that is a borderline first-round prospect heading into the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.
The Oklahoma product is an extremely talented individual who has the ability to inspire a defense on any given play. He has decent size at 6-foot-2, 302 pounds and he can line up as a three-technique defensive tackle or on the nose.
This is the sort of versatility that Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer normally loves in a player, whether in free agency or the NFL Draft. Gallimore is a hard worker who recorded 29 tackles, two forced fumbles, and four sacks for the Sooners in 2019.
He is a similar player to Linval Joseph in terms of his athleticism and his ability to provide a pass-rushing element to his stout run-stuffing abilities. If Joseph is released by Minnesota this year to ease salary cap concerns, then there is a ready-made replacement waiting for them in the draft should they wish.
Teams normally like to see more rushing out of their defensive tackles these days thanks to the influence of players like Aaron Donald, which could mean Gallimore falls on draft day. He is going to test very well at the Combine and he might end up being a steal for any team drafting him this year.
What happens with Joseph will eventually determine whether or not a defensive tackle is taken with a high pick, but the Vikings could do a lot worse than an outstanding prospect like Gallimore.