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Bengals end draft slide for Andrew Billings

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Searching for their heir-apparent to nose tackle Domata Peko, the Bengals snagged Baylor's Andrew Billings in the fourth round Saturday afternoon.

Believed by some to have first-round talent, Billings fell due to questions about his effectiveness on passing downs. Cincinnati might provide the perfect fit, though. Just a few weeks after his 21st birthday, Billings has plenty of room to grow.

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compared Billings to 2015 Bears second-round pick Eddie Goldman, who logged 22 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his rookie season. Billings was a three-year starter in Waco after a legendary high school football career. He logged 74 tackles and 8.5 sacks for the Bears.

We'll find out more on Billings' fall over the coming days, but for now it seems like Cincinnati was able to come away with a value pick at a position that is hard to groom. Billings will have the luxury of sitting behind one of the best before he comes into his own.

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