Billings is one of the more intriguing prospects in this class. He was a converted offensive lineman, who is just starting to reach his upside. Billings also just turned 21 making him one of the youngest players in the draft, and a guy with plenty of potential for growth.
He does an incredible job controlling the middle of the defensive line on running downs, and is almost impossible to block one-on-one. He’s so strong at the point of attack and does a nice job locating the ball carrier and closing any holes in his vicinity. Billings is a little on the short side, but he uses his height to his advantage as he typically wins the leverage battle, which combined with his natural strength is a deadly combo.
Billings is still developing as a pass rusher, but he’s started to really produce in this area. He mainly relies on his bull rush to win these battles, but should be able to develop better pass rush techniques at the next level.
Overall the opinions on Billings tend to be mixed, but the upside is there for the Baylor prospect. Some teams might knock him due to his height, but he figures to go in the 15-25 range of the first round.