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Andrew Billings Highlights Baylor's 2016 Pro Day


Linked to the Redskins in some mock drafts, Andrew Billings showed off more than just his strength at Baylor's pro day along with other NFL hopefuls from the school.

When it comes to pure, natural strength, almost no one among the prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft class can rank next to Baylor nose tackle Andrew Billings.

Here's a look at the Baylor University's 2016 Pro Day that took place in Waco, Texas.

Billings, who recently turned just 21 years old, backed this up during last month's NFL Combine in Indianapolis, as he recorded 31 bench press reps of 225 pounds.

At Baylor's pro day in Waco, Texas, on Wednesday, Billings wanted to prove he has more than just sheer power, though, as he ran the 40-yard dash along with working position drills.

Billings reportedly ran the 40-yard dash below five seconds, beating the times he recorded at the Combine.

"I was waiting on it," Billings said of his 40-yard dash run via The Star-Telegram. "I was like, 'You know what? I feel good; I feel fast.' I really did not want that 5.05 to be my last 40 time of my life, so I went out there and ran."

Billings left Baylor early after being selected as an All-American during his junior season.

He totaled career highs in tackles (39), tackles for loss (14) and sacks (5.5).

Some have compared him to current Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker. The only difference right now, though, is that Billings is a likely first-round pick.

And with Baker's best friend Terrance Knighton not expected to return to the Redskins after fulfilling his one-year contract for the 2015 season, Billings could be a possibility for the Redskins at the 21st-overall pick.

"[Being a first-rounder] is definitely one of the biggest goals going into the draft," Billings said, "But I'll be happy just to be drafted."

Another potential first-round pick coming out of Baylor this year is wide receiver Corey Coleman.

At the Combine, Coleman spoke to his versatility as one of his biggest strengths, as the speed wide receiver admitted he could probably play a little running back, too, if needed.

After a strong performance in Indianapolis – he was near the top at the bench press along with the broad and vertical jumps among wide receivers – Coleman ran the 40-yard dash at 4.40 and 4.37 seconds.

He was the 2015 Biletnikoff Award winner, given to the nation's top wide receiver, after recording 1,363 yards and 20 touchdowns in just 12 games.

Whenever and wherever he'll be selected this year (he's been linked to the Houston Texans frequently in mock drafts at the 22nd pick), Coleman will be living out a lifelong dream.

"Probably since I came out of my mom's womb," Coleman said. "When I was about 5 years old, I told my mom I wanted to go to the NFL. I just stuck with it, really."

Among the other Baylor Bears to participate in the school's pro day were defensive end Shawn Oakman and tight end LaQuan McGowan.

McGowan tipped the scales at more than 400 pounds on Wednesday, but ran the 40-yard dash in as quick as 5.41 seconds.

He also recorded an eight-foot, two-inch broad jump and a 24-inch vertical jump.

Of course tight ends almost never come as big as McGowan, but he did score on all three of his career touchdown receptions.




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