Cleveland Browns bolster trenches in Week 10 mock draft
Now addressing the trenches on the opposite side of the ball in the second round, the Browns nab Oklahoma standout and defensive lineman Neville Gallimore with the 39th overall pick in the draft. Named on Bruce Feldman’s college football freak list of 2019, Gallimore measures in at 6-2 and 301 pounds, and reportedly runs a sub-4.8 second 40 yard dash time.
Given the struggles of both Larry Ogunjobi, Sheldon Richardson, and the rest of the interior defensive linemen on the brown and orange, making an upgrade to the position is a much-needed add early in the draft. Gallimore fits the bill as he has made a massive leap during his senior campaign for the Sooners.
Already matching his numbers from a year ago, Gallimore has tallied five tackles behind the line of scrimmage and three sacks from the interior of the Oklahoma defensive line; he has also forced two fumbles as well during his 2019 season.
An analytical darling, it will not be surprising if the under-utilized Paul DePodesta will be standing on the table for Gallimore. Worst comes to worst, Gallimore adds a solid rotational piece when Ogunjobi or Richardson need to come off the field, but given their play, he could too take on a starting role right away in 2020.