Cleveland Browns: 3 last-minute options at the NFL trade deadline

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Cowboys, Neville Gallimore. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

2. Neville Gallimore, DT, Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys knew they needed to make a move at defensive tackle, so they made a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders to bring in veteran Johnathan Hankins. He had three tackles in his debut with the Cowboys and already proved to be a presence in the middle as he constantly pushed the pocket on running plays.

Cleveland could use some more help in this department and while it would have made sense to go after Hankins, they can at least benefit from the move. With the 320-pounder moving into this role with Dallas, it means Neville Gallimore could be on the block.

A former third-round pick from Oklahoma, Gallimore saw a small decline in snaps during their Week 8 win over the Chicago Bears. And with Quinton Bohanna, Trysten Hill, Osa Odighizuwa, and Carlos Watkins all playing well when on the field, Gallimore could quickly become the odd man out.

And while it’s true he’s not as strong against the run as Hankins or Bohanna, Gallimore would be superior to anyone Cleveland is currently using. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 302-pounds, Gallimore is a powerful player that has never had an issue with pushing the pocket.

He’s also capable of bringing the heat as a pass rusher. Gallimore, who ran a 4.79 at the Combine, has just three career sacks but had six quarterback pressures in 2020 — which was the last time he played a full campaign.

In Cleveland, he would potentially become a starter by the season’s end while still having another year on his rookie deal. And rookie deals are what this front office needs with how much they’re paying their star players.