2016 NFL Mock Draft: Full First-Round Projections, Super Bowl Edition

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Andrew Billings
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Andrew Billings. 26. player. 36. <p>As we’ve seen the last few offseasons, the Seahawks tend to undergo an exodus on defense from talented players ready to see if the grass is greener on the other side. This offseason, that’ll likely happen with a few of their interior defenders–specifically, Brandon Mebane and Ahtyba Rubin. If both leave, that’ll leave Seattle with little starting-caliber talent at defensive tackle, and a significant need for an injection of youth.</p> <p>In this situation, they get one of the class’ best in Billings falling into their laps at No. 26. The Baylor product has turned heads throughout the last year, and appears primed to become a first-round pick when the end of April rolls around. Why? Because it’s not easy to find a defensive tackle with his amount of athleticism, quickness and pocket-collapsing abilities.</p> <p>Not only is Billings outstanding against the run as a space eater in the middle, but he provides a significant push in the passing game that’s rare for a player of his size. The Seahawks already have a sensational defense, and would love to add a capable mammoth in the middle who can keep blockers off of their talented linebackers. It’s a steal for Seattle to find a player of Billings’ abilities at this point in the first round.</p>. Defensive Tackle. Baylor

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