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Report: Colts like Andrew Billings "a lot" in NFL Draft

According to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller, the Indianapolis Colts like Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings "a lot" as their potential first round pick.

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The NFL Scouting Combine always proves to give us a better idea of what teams may be interested in with the NFL Draft approaching, and Bleacher Report's Matt Miller included several such interesting notes in his post-Combine notebook.

One of those notes pertained to the Indianapolis Colts, as Miller wrote that the Colts like Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings "a lot."

It's a big offseason for the Indianapolis Colts, and I heard from a team source that they like Baylor nose tackle Andrew Billings a lot in Round 1.

Billings is without a doubt one of the top defensive linemen in this year's draft class and is expected to go in the first round.  He had a very successful three-year career at Baylor, where he played in 36 games and recorded 106 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and 15 quarterback hurries.  He was named first-team All-Big 12 in both 2014 and 2015 and in 2015 was named first-team All-American, as well as the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year, Co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and semifinalist for the Bednarik Award (best defensive player in college football).'s Lance Zierlein likes Billings a lot, as he wrote that Billings "has a chance to become something we rarely see ­-- a playmaking nose tackle with the ability to dominate at the point of attack," adding that "he has all-­pro potential."

The Colts have been searching for a nose tackle for Chuck Pagano's 3-4 system and, while David Parry did solid last year as a rookie, Billings would take the position to another level while allowing Parry to fill a rotational role.  As we know so well during draft season, just because a team is reportedly interested in a player doesn't mean that the team will take said player, but it makes perfect sense for the Colts to like Andrew Billings a lot as a potential first round pick.