Lamont Gaillard

Georgia

Prospect Info

College
Georgia
Hometown
Class
NC
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
305 lbs
33 1/2”
Hands
10 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.56
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Arizona
Cardinals
Round 6 ‧ Pick 6
Go to Pick

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Lamont Rockarius Gaillard (pronounced GILL-yard), rated as one of the top five defensive tackle recruits in the country out of North Carolina, moved from defensive line to offensive line during the spring of 2015, and played two games as a reserve redshirt freshman that season. He excelled as a 13-game starter at right guard in 2016 before moving to center as a junior. Gaillard started all 15 games of the team's chase for the national title. He again led the line from the middle as a senior, garnering first-team All-SEC accolades by starting all 14 games.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
Brian de la Puente
Overview
Three-year starter and team captain whose tenacity and dirt-dog mentality typifies the Georgia offensive line over the last couple of years. Gaillard's play is not without technique, but when the rep gets sideways on him, he will turn it into a proverbial fist-fight to try and hang on and get his job done. He's better down the middle than laterally and may be best suited in a power-based run scheme. It's not going to always look pretty, but his tape against Alabama shows that he's capable of becoming an eventual starter sometime soon.
Strengths
  • Team captain
  • Tougher than old brisket and nasty as a finisher
  • Held his own against talented Alabama front
  • Has big hands and above-average wingspan
  • Attacks up under opponents' pads
  • Resets feet for improved leverage on base blocks
  • Inside hands find their mark quickly
  • Torques from shoulders and hips to turn stalemate into win
  • Moves well in climbs to inside 'backers
  • Sets the MIKE linebacker for his team
  • Quick left jab delivered right after the snap
  • Consistent identification and response to twists
Weaknesses
  • Undersized by NFL standards
  • Build is sloppy and needs refinement
  • Plays with emotion but has to keep it in check
  • Whiffs when he fires out with head down
  • Doesn't gain lateral ground for consistent reach blocks
  • Needs to run feet through block to help him stick
  • Caught too far forward in some pass sets
  • Lunges after A-gap blitzers rather than sliding to meet it
  • Distracted by peripheral rushers and will void his area
Sources Tell Us

"You want leadership, toughness and intelligence from that position (center) if you can get it and I think he's going to be good in those areas. I wish he was bigger but he'll end up playing." - NFC offensive line coach
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league