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Junior Galette (DE)
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Overview

Galette was a productive four-year starter at linebacker and defensive end in college. He transferred from Temple in 2009 to join the Stillman team, and there have been concerns about his character which likely will hinder his overall draft status. Galette is a versatile athlete who could play stand-up outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme or contribute as a sub-package pass rusher in an even front. Galette is a very good athlete who plays with natural instincts and reactions. He doesn't have great hips or lateral burst, which will cause him to be a liability in man coverage, but he could develop into an adequate zone defender. He lacks strength at the point defending the run or collapsing the pocket as a pass rusher and can get overpowered by offensive tackles. He is an explosive edge rusher who has value on special teams and nickel packages but concerns about past injuries and off-field issues will need to be investigated.


Strengths

Galette possesses the explosive burst off the edge you look for in a 3-4 outside linebacker or situational rush end in a 4-3. He exhibits impressive instincts and was highly-productive during his time in college. Is a high-motor, high-effort guy who plays through the whistle. He has the athleticism to make plays in the backfield.

Weaknesses

He is a true 'tweener prospect due to lack of adequate size to be a defensive end or speed at the outside linebacker spot. May not have the strength to effectively defend the run when teams run at him or hold up at the point of attack. Will struggle in man coverage. Has an injury history and character concerns that will cause him to drop.

Grade

2.0

 
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