One of the biggest surprises as we approached the end of the fourth round on Saturday afternoon was the fact that Baylor Bears defensive tackle Andrew Billings remained on the board.
Billings was one of the top-rated interior defensive linemen heading into the draft, but he watched his stock fall as the draft went on. Billings was considered one of the best available players available on Day 2, before sliding to Day 3.
Finally, with the No. 122 overall pick in the fourth round, the Cincinnati Bengals called his name.
It is great value for the Bengals, who have veteran defensive tackle Domata Peko nearing the end of his career. While the knock on Billings is that he will just be a two-down player, he has the talent to excel against the run which will benefit the Bengals defense moving forward.
The Bengals strike again. I can't tell you exactly why he fell and maybe there is more than we know… but at this spot that's a big value
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 30, 2016
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