Breaking Burgundy's Film Analyst Paul Conner will be in the lab crunching film on college prospects up until the 2016 NFL Draft. He will be sharing his notes on each player he watches throughout the week.
Ben Standig's mock draft for CSNmidatlantic.com: No. 27 to the Packers (1/15)
(Analysis vs. Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Rice)
Strengths: Andrew Billings is not what you'd expect from this package. The short, sqautty player actually has underrated athleticism. I've seen him chase down plays he shouldn't have been involved in. As a defensive tackle, Baylor dropped him into zone coverage a bunch. Billings has enough strength to win one-on-ones battles, though he has a harder time with double teams. He is still young and can mold his frame to add much more strength. Billings, who had 5.5 sacks last season, is good at reading plays and shedding blocks at the point of attack to make the tackle. The All-American is quick to diagnose plays and disengages to chase screen plays. He shows a lot of effort and hustle even when the play is not right in front of him. He has a strong motor. Billings played mostly as a 1-Tech.
Concerns: He needs to develop some moves. He mostly uses the push-pull but it won't work against everyone. Billings needs to add more strength to his frame because on film double teams have moved him off the spot.
If drafted by the Redskins: Billings would see time as a 5-Tech (DE) and 0-Tech (NT) in base formations and play as a 1-Tech in sub-packages just like they use Chris Baker. The Redskins defensive line is a huge question mark going forward with Jason Hatcher contemplating retirement and Terrance Knighton a free agent. Even if both come back, the Redskins should make an effort to get younger on the defensive line.
Paul Conner is the Film Analyst and a Draft Evaluator at Breaking Burgundy. You can follow him on Twitter @P_ConnerJr
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