NFL Scouting Combine: 10 defensive linemen for New Orleans Saints to eye

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Dec 5, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) rushes against the Texas Longhorns during the first quarter at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) rushes against the Texas Longhorns during the first quarter at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 5, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) rushes against the Texas Longhorns during the first quarter at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Name: Andrew Billings
School: Baylor
Position: DT
Size: 6-foot-2, 310 LBS
Projected round: 1

Perhaps one of the strongest and most powerful players (we’ll know more at the combine) in this year’s rookie class, Billings has the ability to be a top-tier defensive tackle, preferably at nose tackle in the NFL.

He’s big, mean, disruptive, plays with his pad level low, has powerful hands and a thick lower body.  His flashes of greatness show everything you want from a guy in the trenches.

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Billings lacks ideal athleticism but the proper care under a solid coaching staff could do the trick.  His age could be an issue (going on 21, but some leading from his coaches and teammates should help him acclimate to life at the next level.  Be on the lookout for my third mock draft next week, where the New Orleans Saints select Andrew Billings at No. 12 overall in the first round.

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