A three-year starter at Clemson, Gallman performed in the shadow of Deshaun Watson, but his contributions to the Tigers offense were substantial, leading the team in rushing each of the last three seasons. After an open competition at running back, Gallman emerged as the starter in 2014, leading the team with 769 rushing yards. He set a Clemson single-season rushing record in 2015 as a sophomore with 1,527 rushing yards and 1,740 yards from scrimmage to earn First Team All-ACC honors, adding personal-bests as a receiver with 21 grabs for 213 yards. Gallman started all 15 games as a senior and led the Tigers in rushing for the third straight season with 1,133 yards and a career-best 17 touchdowns, earning Second Team All-ACC honors.
Gallman lacks a prototypical body type for the position, but is naturally strong and runs with a contract driven mentality, never shying from contact. While his toughness and determination arent an issue, Gallman isnt a true power back due to his upright run style and his best runs are a result of his lateral quickness avoiding contact. As a next level prospect, he is a jack-of-all-trades, master of none type because there are holes in his game, but he has the talent to contribute as a runner (inside and outside), receiver and blocker in the NFL.
STRENGTHS: Physical runner who gets a head of steam and runs with forward finish when he stays low. Quick first step, but his second and third steps are better, running with strong, pissed off strides. Gets north-south with authority and runs through contact instead of bracing for it. Balanced athlete with lateral footwork to chop, plant and cut, avoiding congestion and making defenders miss in space. Lacks an ideal body type for the position, but has the core strength and leg drive that matches his run intentions. Violent lead blocker and looks to blow up defenders. Nice job identifying pressures in pass protection, sticking his nose in the fire to give the pocket an extra second. Quick hands as a receiver and has upside in this area. Holds the Clemson single-season rushing record (1,527 in 2015) and his 17 100-yard rushing performances is best in program history (Clemson 17-0 in those games).
WEAKNESSES: Linear build for the position and runs higher than ideal. Defenders can get underneath his pads and negate his point of attack power, forcing him on his heels. Needs to be more graceful and patient in congested areas, making too much contact with his own blockers. Inconsistent situational awareness shows on tape. Needs to improve his base mechanics as a blocker. Needs to improve his snap-to-snap focus and eliminate mistakes like false starts. Upright, physical run style exposes the Bs (body and ball), which leads to durability and ball security concerns. Missed most of the N.C. State game due to a concussion (Oct. 2016) in the first quarter.