Canadian defensive lineman Neville Gallimore has been drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2020 NFL draft.
He was chosen in the third round, 82nd overall.
The Ottawa native became a full-time starter with the University of Oklahoma Sooners in his junior season and produced 79 tackles with seven sacks over the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He also forced five fumbles and knocked down two passes during his NCAA career, wreaking havoc along the line of scrimmage.
Gallimore produced elite numbers at the NFL combine, posting 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and completing the 40-yard dash in 4.79 seconds. That’s extreme speed for a lineman who measures in at six-foot-two and 305 pounds.
The 23-year-old Gallimore joins fellow Canadian Tyrone Crawford on the Cowboys roster. Crawford was selected by Dallas in the third round, 81st overall during the 2012 NFL Draft. He’s produced 180 tackles, 23 sacks and three forced fumbles in 96 career games.
Jerry Jones has created a Canadian duo on the interior and Gallimore can learn from his countryman how to become a productive pro.