3. Andrew Billings
To say Andrew Billings watched his NFL career start off on a rough note would be a huge understatement since the defensive tackle would go on to miss his entire rookie campaign in 2016 after suffering a torn meniscus.
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At the time, the Bengals were hoping to see Billings turn out to be a steal from the draft in 2016 after selecting the Baylor product in the fourth round of the draft, but also they still believed the selection would be well worth it once healthy.
After returning for the 2017 season, Billings didn’t look all too bad during his first year of action in Cincinnati, but it was this past season in which he finally started to live up to the hype.
By starting all 16 games for the Bengals in 2018, it’s clear that Billings seems to have a bright future in Cincinnati, and the team is well aware they are getting the defender for a steal since he’s entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Of course, if Billings has another solid season, the Bengals realize they may not be able to keep him around on that cheap of a deal, meaning the Rams could use this to their advantage if Cincinnati fears they could lose him after 2019.
Most likely, the preference for the Bengals is to keep Billings around, and go from there. But if the Rams were to make a tempting offer, maybe there would be some hope after all to land Billings.