2020 NFL Draft: Atlanta Falcons 7-round mock

Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State Nittany Lions. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State Nittany Lions. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma Sooners
Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma Sooners. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) /

Second Round

Pick Analysis. DL. 47. 815. Scouting Report. Oklahoma Sooners. Neville Gallimore. player

Knowing how important of a year this is for head coach Dan Quinn in Atlanta, he’ll want to make sure he has plenty of talent coming his way on the defensive side of the ball in this draft. After taking Gross-Matos out of Penn State with their first-round pick, the Falcons will take Oklahoma Sooners defensive tackle Neville Gallimore with the No. 47 overall pick in the second round.

Gallimore, an Ottawa native, spent five seasons playing in Norman. After redshirting in 2015, he would go on to play in 46 games for the Sooners in his final four seasons in college. Oklahoma won the Big 12 all five years he was in school, making the College Football Playoff in the final three. At 6-foot-2 and 302 pounds, Gallimore could play off Grady Jarrett in the trenches.

Though more of a space-eater than anything in college, Gallimore did showcase a proclivity for getting after the passer a bit in the Big 12. He leaves school with 8.5 career sacks, including seven of them in his final two years starring on the Sooners’ defensive line.

While he’s a tad undersized for the position, Gallimore could be a moveable piece Quinn can work with along the defensive line. He could pair him next to Jarrett, swap him in for Jarrett at times, or even move him out to a higher technique and play some defensive end hybrid. If he can help free up space for Fowler, Gross-Matos and others to explode through, this could be a solid pick.