2017 NFL DRAFT

Andrew Billings, DT

School: Baylor  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Waco, TX
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 311 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3361-2

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.052.93-31 27 1/2-4.828.05
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.002.931.7731 27 1/29'5"4.828.05

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Player Overview

A hometown product from Waco, Billings became a full-time starting nose tackle as a sophomore in 2014 and finished third on the team leaders with 11.5 tackles for loss to go with a pair of sacks and nine quarterback hits.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said in October that "Billings is the best kid I've ever gone against."

Billings finished his junior year with a team-high 15.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, adding 40 tackles and a forced fumble. He announced on Jan. 12 that he would forego his senior season.

"After considerable thought, discussions and praying with my family and coaches, I have decided to declare my intention to enter the 2016 NFL Draft," Billings said in a statement.

A source close to the program told NFLDraftScout.com that Billings didn't make this decision lightly. He enjoyed the college environment, especially at Baylor, and wanted to finish his degree. A Waco native, Billings plans to take courses part-time while in the NFL.

He added his name to an already top-heavy defensive tackle class and will compete with Ole Miss' Robert Nkemdiche, Alabama's A'Shawn Robinson and several others to be the first player drafted at the position.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: A load in the middle with brute power to engage blockers and toss them aside. Tough to block due to his blend of power and quickness.

At his best when he keeps his pad level low and rolls his hips at the point of attack to carry his momentum into the pocket. Has a motor that is always revving and effort isn't an issue.

WEAKNESSES: Needs to improve backfield vision and pre-snap anticipation. Relies on forward lean, leading to him overextending and ending up on the ground. Has room to improve his patience and ball awareness. Lacks ideal range to consistently make plays outside the hashes.

IN OUR VIEW: If the technique and discipline catch up to his natural brawling strength and mentality, Billings flashes dominant qualities. A scheme-versatile prospect, he will be valued as a nose tackle by odd fronts and a one-technique tackle by even fronts.

COMPARES TO: Bennie Logan, DT, Philadelphia Eagles - Similar to Logan, Billings isn't the most physically impressive lineman, but he is built low to the ground with a powerful base that will fit both even and odd fronts.

--Dane Brugler (2/10/16)

 
 
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