Analysis: Lamont Gaillard

Georgia has done some damage in the Carolina's in recent years and they landed an elite prospect out of North Carolina on Saturday. Find out what the Dawgs are getting here...

Prospect: Lamont Gaillard
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
High School: Pine Forest
Position: Defensive Tackle
Size: 6-3/315
Class: 2014
Ranking on Scout: No. 3 DT | No. 2 in N.C. | No. 69 Overall
Video Highlights:
Committed to: Georgia


  • Quickness Off the Ball
  • Getting Penetration
  • Strength
  • Moving the Pocket

    Areas for Improvement

  • Moves
  • Body
  • Disengaging

    Overall Summary

    Gaillard is a big interior defensive lineman with good quickness off the ball. He can really fire off the ball well and be disruptive in the backfield. He has good strength and his hands can be active, but he can be more consistent with his pad level and his hand movement. He moves well laterally and closes down the line well to the ball. He can play with a more consistent motor and reshaping his body could help with that. Overall, Gaillard is what you want in the middle of your defensive line. He moves well, he is big, he is agile, and he is strong. He can play the run and get up the field to collapse the pocket. For Georgia in their 3-4 scheme, he could play end or defensive tackle/nose guard.

    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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